Specialty Courses




Viva l'Italia- Central Italy

Course Synopsis- Italy is country full of spectacular food, wine, and people. Join Kathryn House, Idaho's only certified Italian Wine Professional (IWP), as we wander through the wine world of Central Italy accompanied by wonderfully paired local cuisine. From Verdiccio to Chianti, we'll sample six different wine selections and discover the viticulture and vinification methods that give these wines a pure 'sense of place'. But, what would wine from Central Italy be without amazing cuisine with which to enjoy it? A complete four course meal, created by Chef Ben Johnson of Crane Creek Country Club, will be served including antipasti, primo, secondo and dolce courses. Join us for a fabulous evening of wine, food, and education

Next Class:
Date:

April 26, 2018

Time:

6:00 to 8:30 pm

Price:

$75 per person

Where:

Crane Creek Country Club
500 West Curling Street
Boise, ID 83702

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Viva l'Italia- Southern Italy

Course Synopsis: Italy is country full of spectacular food, wine, and people. Join Kathryn House, Idaho's only certified Italian Wine Professional (IWP), as we wander through the wine world of Southern Italy accompanied by wonderfully paired local cuisine. From Greco di Tufo to Primitivo, we'll sample six different wine selections and discover the viticulture and vinification methods that give these wines a pure 'sense of place'. But, what would wine from Southern Italy be without amazing cuisine with which to enjoy it? A complete four course meal, created by Chef Ben Johnson of Crane Creek Country Club, will be served including antipasti, primo, secondo and dolce courses. Join us for a fabulous evening of wine, food, and education.

Next Class:
Date:

May 24, 2018

Time:

6:00 to 8:30 pm

Price:

$75 per person

Where:

Crane Creek Country Club
500 West Curling Drive
Boise, ID 83702

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Certified WSET Courses

Adventure in Wine's fabulous Wine and Spirits Education Trust Certified classes are now in Boise! The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines was originally designed as an entry level qualification for new or inexperienced front line staff in hospitality and retail.  It has evolved and now experiences much broader appeal. Anyone just starting to learn about wine would benefit from this fun and interactive course. During the morning session, we learn about wine and and how to taste in a more mindful way than simply drinking with friends on a patio. We'll explore different styles of wine, learn about the service and storage of wine and gain a little insight  and legal issues surrounding wine before we break for our catered lunch. The afternoon is all about playing with your food. By combining different foods with wine, you'll learn how each of the major flavour senses (sweet, salt, bitter, sour, umami) interact with wine and change it for the positive (or negative). What a great take-away for the next time you're entertaining or dining out! Register here: https://www.adventureinwine.com/register/wset-level-1/boise Who should take this course
  • You have limited wine knowledge and you want to  learn about the main styles of wine and the foods that work with them
  • You are starting your first job in hospitality or retail
Course outline
  • The main styles of wine
  • The WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine
  • The characteristics of the common grape varieties
  • Service of wine
  • Health, safety and legal issues
  • The pairing of food and wine
This is a one-day course. There is a 30-question multiple choice test at the end of the day. When you pass, you will receive a certificate from Adventure in Wine as well as an official WSET Level 1 Award in Wine certificate and lapel pin.

Next Class:
Date:

May 19, 2018

Time:

9:00am-5:00pm

Price:

$350

Where:

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

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Beer 101 : From Barely to Beer

There is much more to beer then simply popping the top.Are you are a beer newbie or simply interested in learning more about your favorite beverage?  Beer 101 is the perfect class for beer professionals and enthusiasts alike. In this course we’ll cover the basic brewing process, as well as how to properly evaluate, taste, and serve a beer. We will explore five “classic” styles of beer, while focusing on key differences between lagers and ales. Hands-on experiments, witty banter and memorable stories are all part of the fun.

Next Class:
Date:

TBD

Time:

6:00PM to 8:00PM

Price:

$40

Where:

House of Wine

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Viva l'Italia- Northern Italy

Course Synopsis:  Italy is country full of spectacular food, wine, and people.  Join Kathryn House, Idaho's only certified Italian Wine Professional (IWP), as we wander through the wine world of Northern Italy accompanied by wonderfully paired local cuisine.  From Prosecco to Barolo, we'll sample six different wine selections and discover the viticulture and vinification methods that give these wines a pure 'sense of place'.  But, what would wine from Northern Italy be without amazing cuisine with which to enjoy it? A complete four course meal, created by Chef Ben Johnson of Crane Creek Country Club, will be served including antipasti, primo, secondo and dolce courses.   Join us for a fabulous evening of wine, food, and education.

Next Class:
Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

6:00 to 8:30 pm

Price:

$75 per person

Where:

Crane Creek Country Club
500 West Curling Drive
Boise, ID 83702

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Killer Cabernet Sauvingon

Course Synopsis: Are you part of the infamous 'Napa' wine cult?  Do you worship Bordeaux? Experience why Cabernet Sauvignon is often called the 'King of Wine Varieties' in our Cabernet-only class.  We'll taste Cabernet Sauvignons from classic and new regions across the globe and even an extraordinary 'cult wine' example with over 15 years of bottle age! Plus, we'll explore the sensory, grape growing and winemaking factors that make this great variety so intriguing...

Next Class:
Date:

TBD

Time:

6-7:30pm

Price:

$45

Where:

House of Wine
1674 W. Hill Road, Suite 11
Boise, ID 83702

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Cheese and Wine Pairing Perfection

Course Synopsis: What goes better with wine than cheese? Nothing! This fall, forget the same old cubed cheese plate and dive into the unique world of wine and cheese pairing. In this class we will explore fun and different cheese and wine pairings sure to expand your culinary horizons. From beautiful bubbles to rich reds and perfect port wines, you’ll learn how to identify key characteristics of each cheese and wine.  After this class you will be able to host a harmonious cheese and wine party, leaving your guests amazed (and thankful!) of your knowledge.

Next Class:
Date:

TBD

Time:

6-7:30pm

Price:

$55

Where:

House of Wine
1674 W. Hill Rd. Suite 11
Boise, ID 83702

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Bubbles!