A man shakes up a cocktail in a cocktail shaker at ICE

Wine & Beverage Studies

Sip, Swirl, Taste & Learn

Pop open a bottle and bring your wine, beer and spirit senses to new heights with ICE’s classes for libation lovers of every level.

Whether you’re no stranger to life’s liquid pleasures or you’re swirling and sipping for the first time, join us for beginner to advanced instruction on worldly wines, the perfect meal pairings and the ultimate beer and cheese guide. Grab a friend or come solo to shake, mingle and sip your way to becoming an at-home mixologist!

Browse all our upcoming wine and spirits/mixology classes.

Wine & Beverage Center

Students taste wine in the Intensive Sommelier Training class

Intensive Sommelier Training

The Institute of Culinary Education now offers Intensive Sommelier Training led by Scott Carney, MS, ICC's former dean of wine studies.

It is the only program in the country approved by the Court of Master Sommeliers and is taught exclusively by Master Sommeliers. The curriculum covers wine styles and winemaking, tasting and professional service techniques, and an engaging tour of the world's great wine-growing regions. Immerse yourself in geography, geology and history while tasting approximately 300 wines.

A class on wine essentials at Institute of Culinary Education.

Recreational Wine Classes

The ICE Center for Wine Studies in NYC is designed to build your understanding, awareness and appreciation for the whole spectrum of wine, as well as other beverages such as beer, spirits and sake. The program includes a mix of one-session, two-session and six-session classes. The in-depth Wine Essentials class meets once a week for six weeks, with each session dedicated to a particular topic, such as Bordeaux, sparkling and dessert wines. 

The Mixology Center

When designing ICE’s New York City campus in Brookfield Place, we were committed to bringing both the business of running a bar and craft bar management to life for our career, professional and recreational students. Featuring a best-in-breed, mixologist-designed bar, our Mixology Center provides students with the ability to literally step into the shoes of the industry’s best bartenders.

A backlit bar

Beverage Studies Program

Explore the beverage and bar sector in the restaurant and hospitality industry with three eight-week courses covering spirits, mixology, wine, business and management. Each course has 16 lessons, and the courses may be taken in any order. Depending on your background and interests, you may want to take one, two or all three. Industry veteran Eamon Rockey leads Beverage Program Management, wine educator and author Anthony Giglio leads Fundamentals & Service of Wine, and ICE Director of Spirits Education Anthony Caporale will teach Essentials of Spirits & Mixology.