Very informative but in a way that makes sense to a “newbie”. It was fantastic!

– Jackie Ismail

Fundamentals of Wine Series

Remember your favorite class? The one where you were actually excited by what you were learning? Re-live that time minus the small desks and #2 pencils. House of Wine is proud to announce we’re offering wine education classes perfect for professionals & enthusiasts alike.

General Details:

  • All classes are taught by Kathryn House on scheduled evenings from 6:00-8:00pm
  • Classes cover various material based upon the class and will include a guided tastings of a minimum of 5 different wines
  • A maximum of 12 seats are available in each course to ensure an intimate wine education experience
  • Classes are $45 per person
  • Check out our Specials Page to look at our “Fundamentals of Wine Package.”



Wine 101

Course Synopsis: Are you a wine newbie or just interested in learning more about your favorite beverage? Wine 101 is the perfect class for wine professionals and enthusiasts who are new to wine or just want to increase their knowledge. In this class we’ll cover basic grape growing and winemaking techniques, learn the in’s and out’s of wine tasting, explore five “classic” varieties via tasting and guided discussion and have an all around good time.


Next Class:
Date:

September 26, 2017

Time:

6:30PM to 8:30PM

Price:

$45

Where:

1674 W. Hill Road Suite 11, Boise, ID 83702

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Wine 201

  • Course Synopsis: A great follow-up to Wine 101, this course further explores five “modern day” grape varietal classics from the field to the table. Focusing on lighter style wines, we will explore sensory recognition and structural components of sugar and acidity. After honing our identification skills, we will cover grape growing and winemaking techniques that impact wine quality and create the aromas, flavors and structure we experience in the glass. Plus, receive an aroma list that will fold-up and fit in your purse or pocket.

Next Class:
Date:

October 10, 2017

Time:

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Price:

$45

Where:

1674 W. Hill Road Suite 11, Boise, ID 83702

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Wine 301

Course Synopsis: The much awaited follow-up to Wine 201 and the final course in our “Fundamentals” of wine series, this class digs even deeper into understanding the full essence of wine. Focusing strongly on palate building and red wines, we’ll examine the importance of key structural components such as body, tannins and alcohol. After honing our identification skills, we’ll explore how the vineyard and winemaking process can impact these compounds and gain a stronger knowledge about their impact upon wine quality. You’ll learn not just the how, but the WHY behind what we experience and enjoy in the glass.


Next Class:
Date:

November 7, 2017

Time:

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Price:

$45

Where:

1674 W. Hill Road Suite 11, Boise, ID 83702

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Wine 401

Course Synopsis: Do you love a good mystery?  Want to put your senses to the test?  Then this is the class for you!  

More than a parlor trick, blind tasting involves focused sensory skills connected to a keen puzzle solving mentality.  In this course we'll connect our senses and minds to unravel the mysteries behind the wines we find in each  glass.  We'll explore the process of deductive tasting to systematically answer key questions such as grape variety, growing region, winemaking style, with evidence from the glass.  

After this class, you'll be a better taster and gain key insight to continue improving one glass at a time.


Next Class:
Date:

December 5, 2017

Time:

6:30PM to 8:30PM

Price:

$45

Where:

1674 W. Hill Road Suite 11, Boise, ID 83702

Register Today »