Boston Wine School
336 Washington Street Brookline Massachusetts USA
Boston Wine School
Name: Boston Wine School
Price range: $30 - $90
Payment accepted: Credit Card
Currencies accepted: USD
Address: 336 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445
Telephone: (844) 946-3724
- Sommelier Certification
- Wine Trade Certification
- Quality of Instruction
User Review( votes)
You don’t have to be a sommelier – or even aspire to be a one– to take these classes. Boston Wine School offers a snob-free zone where people come to learn how to taste, think, and talk about wine. And food pairings. And history, geology, geography, you name it – all the ways people understand and engage with wine.
They offer workshops where you put what you learn about yourself and technical wine tasting into direct expression. Classes usually 14 people maximum, and their teaching style is interactive, technically informative, and deeply engaging. They teach and learn about wine by tasting wine, and equally important, their students learn about themselves and each other.
Jonathon Alsop, Founder of the Boston Wine School
Jonathon Alsop is the founder & executive director of the Boston Wine School, author of The Wine Lover’s Devotional and In Vino Veritas, and a commentator for National Public Radio. His most recent book is Wine Life: A Collection Of Verses. Jonathon began writing about wine, food, and travel in 1988 and emerged as a wine expert through his syndicated wine column In Vino Veritas. He has contributed numerous articles to the Associated Press, Frequent Flyer Magazine, La Vie Claire, Beverage Business Magazine, Mobil Travel Guides, Fodor’s Travel Guides, Boston Globe, and many others.
Jonathon is a contributing journalist and commentator on various wine topics as a monthly guest on NPR: WGBH/Boston Public Radio, Under The Radar With Callie Crossley, and Boston Sunday Review. He is a frequent guest speaker at universities, corporate events, and wine trade shows worldwide.
Sommelier Programs at Boston Wine School
The school does not currently offer any sommelier certification programs. Instead, they offer one-off wine tasting classes for wine enthusiasts. With the level of credibility that Jonathan has garnered over the past decade, he could lead Boston’s wine community. However, if he’s not careful new schools like the Commonwealth Wine School and Grape Experience may overcome his sizable advantages.