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Whether you'd like to learn basic cooking techniques, create exotic meals for a dinner party, or sharpen your knife skills, the BCAE has you covered. If your interests lie mostly in liquids, try one of our cocktail or wine courses.

The BCAE also offers the opportunity to work side by side with chefs from your favorite restaurants (from Boston and beyond). Look through our list of interactive classes to see which celebrity chefs are teaching each term.

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What's more French than drinking a bunch of wine?! Come take an educational wine journey of France with Erika Frey. You'll taste and learn about wines from all over France, and find out the authentic ways the French drink their way through Bastille Day!   

Tuition: $45.00

Member Cost: $39.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 07/13/2017

Instructor : Erika Frey 

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Balmy temperatures make us long for a refreshing glass of white wine. The good news is - there are so many wonderful choices! From zesty, tangy sparklers to intoxicatingly aromatic treasures - white wine can offer it all. Join us for a midsummer white wine tasting class! 

Tuition: $45.00

Member Cost: $39.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Fri 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 07/21/2017

Instructor : John Fiola 

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It's pretty hard to resist the dry, herbacious, and refreshing qualities of Gin during the warmer months, and it's a spirit with so much more potential than just a good ole' Gin & Tonic! The BCAE's own mixologist to the stars, Brady Graham, will be here to show you some different styles of gin, and get you shaking your shaker with some incredible elevated cocktails, sure to get you through any porch time this summer. 

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 07/27/2017

Instructor : Brady Graham 

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South American wines are taking over the marketplace, so come learn, taste and explore them with wine consultant, John Fiola! From Malbec in Argentina, to Carmanere in Chile and many grapes and places in between. They're not all created equal, so come inhale and drink in the knowledge you crave.   

Tuition: $45.00

Member Cost: $39.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Mon 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 07/31/2017

Instructor : John Fiola 

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Most people know the difference between red and white wines. The real question is, what makes a wine bold, spicy, floral, fruity, or buttery? Have you ever tasted a wine and tried to identify the flavors with no luck? Understanding how to taste wine and describe it is no easy feat, but it can help us understand which wines we like and why (it can also make us look like we know what we're doing when we order a glass). Erika Frey is here to help YOU improve your wine and flavor knowledge. Seats are limited! 

Tuition: $45.00

Member Cost: $39.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 08/03/2017

Instructor : Erika Frey 

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Get your fizz on! Wine expert and writer, Lauren Friel, will be here to give you a guided tour across the world's greatest sparkling wines. You'll explore the famed region of Champagne, old-school Prosecco from Italy's north, along with some surprises from places you won't expect. You'll learn about production, history, and how to taste and evaluate bubbles like a pro!

Tuition: $45.00

Member Cost: $39.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 08/10/2017

Instructor : Lauren Friel 

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The Level 3 Advanced Certificate Course is recommended for students who have earned the Level 2 Intermediate Certificate or who have a broad knowledge of wine and have good experience in tasting. This course covers the major wine regions of the world in much more depth than the Level 2 Course, and includes more detailed study of viticulture and vinification. Lectures and discussions are supplemented with slides, videos, and in-depth tastings of more than ninety wines. This course will enable students to describe the characteristics of the major wines and spirits of the world and to explain the key factors influencing those characteristics. It will also provide students with strong knowledge of the attributes of all of the world is significant wine regions. The culminating exam includes multiple-choice and short-answer questions, as well as a blind tasting of 2 wines. Successful candidates will receive the Level 3 Certificate of the WSET and be able to use the term “WSET Certified” which is a prerequisite for the two-year Diploma Program. The tuition includes a complete study pack, text book, and exam fees. Some classes may be conducted by guest lecturers.  

Tuition: $1,100.00

Member Cost: $1,050.00

Materials Cost: $500.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM; 16 sessions; starting 8/15/2017, ending 11/28/2017

Instructor : Adam Chase 

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The wines of Italy are as varied, delicious, and full of character as the people that make and drink them! Join certified Sommelier, Erika Frey, as she gives your brain, your nose, and your taste buds the basics of drinking and pairing several of the most important wine styles from north to south. 

Tuition: $45.00

Member Cost: $39.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 08/17/2017

Instructor : Erika Frey 

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Become your own favorite bartender and join the BCAE's Brady Graham for a crash course in cocktails! Brady will share tips, tricks and techniques for making extraordinary drinks.   

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Fri 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 08/18/2017

Instructor : Brady Graham 

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Sure you could spend the weekend drinking Pinot Grigio and Malbec, but that's boring, and you're not boring! There's a whole wide world of unexplored wine out there, and Weird Wine Enthusiast Lauren Friel wants to show it to you. You'll try grapes you've never heard of (Teroldego, anyone?) from places that aren't Napa (Slovenia! Crete!). We're sure you'll fall in love along the way, and you'll leave with an arsenal of wild and crazy wines to spend your weekends with.  

Tuition: $45.00

Member Cost: $39.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Fri 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 08/18/2017

Instructor : Lauren Friel 

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Reading wine lists is about to get a whole lot easier! Wine expert, John Fiola, wants to take you to the mother-ship of wine making. Whether you're an avid drinker of American wines wanting to branch out, or a complete novice to wine, John will guide you through famous French regions and grapes, in white, red, and sparkling styles. You'll learn about the term "terroir" and how it translates into your glass, along with a brief history of winemaking in France.

Tuition: $45.00

Member Cost: $39.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 08/24/2017

Instructor : John Fiola 

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The Level 2 Intermediate Certificate Course requires no previous knowledge and is the ideal starting place for students with limited understanding of wine or those who know something about particular types of wine but lack a breadth of knowledge. This course will enable students to interpret wine and spirits labels, explain the fundamentals of wine tasting, become familiar with the world's major wine regions and their principal wines, and give basic advice on wine selection and service. The course covers the major types, and includes tastings of more than 40 different wines and spirits of the world. Successful completion of a culminating multiple-choice exam earns students the Level 2 Certificate of the WSET. Tuition includes the WSET study pack and exam.

Tuition: $535.00

Member Cost: $510.00

Materials Cost: $295.00

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 9 sessions; starting 9/18/2017, ending 11/27/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 10/9/2017, 11/20/2017)

Instructor : Adam Chase 

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