Advanced Wine Class

My 3-Week Advanced Wine Appreciation Class

An intense three week (6 Hour) program designed for anyone who enjoys wine and who have taken Patrick's 6-week introductory course (or read his book). Each 2-hour class is held on Monday evenings after work between 6:00 and 8:00 PM at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida.
  • Four individual wines are tasted during each evening session for a total of twelve different wines by the end of the program
  • Limited to a maximum of sixteen sympathetic souls who enjoy sharing a rigorous, weekly learning experience in the Coral Gables bookstore
  • The final class is followed by a dinner specially prepared by Chef Allen to pair with the 4 wines which the students voted to be their favorites during the course of the program.
For information about the next available program, or to reserve your place in the class, contact Jonah Kaplan at The Cafe at Books & Books. 305.442.4408. Alternatively go to 

The $200 fee covers 6 hours of lectures,12 different wines, all class materials and a four course wine-pairing dinner specially prepared by Chef Allen.


CLASS ONE will be a refresher class, summarizing everything covered in the original six-week class. The class will be accompanied by four different French white wines.

CLASS TWO will examine the great red wines of France. In the Rhone Valley the focus will include Hermitage and Chateauneuf du Pape. In Bordeaux the focus will be on Medoc, St. Emilion and Pomerol while in Burgundy the focus will be on the legendary wines of the Cote de Nuits. The class will be accompanied by four French red wines, maybe not as ‘great’ as those being discussed, but no less enjoyable.

CLASS THREE: Normally loath to discuss prices, Patrick will examine the world’s most expensive wines and discuss why they are so famous and why so expensive. In any event, as always with Patrick’s classes, each wine will have a story – a story which he, and you will love to share. The class will be accompanied by two whites and two reds from ‘New World’ wineries.

GRADUATION DINNER: The final class will be followed by Chef Allen’s four-course dinner to which you may invite a guest.

Cost for the six hour course $200.  Cost for each dinner guest $60.

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