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Our Upcoming Class Schedule
MOZZARELLA & RICOTTA CHEESEMAKING CLASS
Montgomeryville: Monday, May 9, 6:30PM
Start making your own fresh cheeses in as little as 30 minutes. Delicious samples will be provided! $60 per person; call our Montgomeryville store to sign up.
WINE BASICS & BEYOND: RAISING YOUR WINE I.Q.
Montgomeryville: Tuesday, May 10, 7:00PM
For our first wine appreciation class, we are lucky enough to be able to pair up with Robert Peters and Rich Unti, veteran wine instructors from the Main Line and phillywine.com. This class will teach you to get in touch with your palate and to speak comfortably about wine terms like mouthfeel, texture, acidity, balance, length, aroma, and bouquet. Experience a component tasting to learn about the balance of acid, fruit, and tannin. Also examine wine faults and why they occur. The class will include a tutored tasting of the seven most important wine varietals in the world today: Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. $50 per student, includes wine and light refreshments. Only 5 spots left!
MAKING GREAT WINE FROM KITS
Bethlehem: Tuesday, May 17, 6:30PM
Montgomeryville: Sunday, June 26, 1:00PM
Learn how fun and easy making wine can be! We offer a huge selection of wine kits featuring wine styles from all over the world. You can get the fermentation started in minutes, and you can bottle your finished wine in as little as 4 weeks! We will show you step-by-step how to turn these kits into wine that you will be proud to share with your family and friends. This class would make a great Mothers Day or Fathers Day gift!
INTRODUCTION TO WINEMAKING FROM GRAPES
Montgomeryville: Saturday, May 14, 6:30PM SOLD OUT
Montgomeryville: Wednesday, May 18, 6:30PM ***NEW DATE***
Due to popular demand, we have added a second date for this terrific, in-depth class. If you ever wanted to make wine from grapes (or improve your techniques), then this is the class for you. We will cover a wide range of topics, including equipment, grape selection, sanitation, testing, procedures, and troubleshooting. Detailed reference materials will be provided. The date is subject to change pending any significant delays in grape shipments.
WINE & MUST ANALYSIS
Montgomeryville: Saturday, May 21, 1:00PM
You will get hands-on experience on how to test for sugar, acidity, pH, and sulfites, and learn the proper use of hydrometers, refractometers, acid titrators, pH meters, sulfite titrites, and Accuvin tests. You will learn how and when to make adjustments in order to make consistently high quality wine. Additionally, all participants will receive a binder which contains detailed reference materials about all the tests we will be conducting.
SOUR POWER BREWING CLASS
Montgomeryville: Thursday, May 26, 6:30PM
If “Brett” is your favorite drinking partner, it may be time to wade into the dangerous but satisfying adventure of wild brewing. Ready to guide you through this intrepid endeavor is Keystone’s very own wild brewer, Aaron Fourier. Aaron has proven his brewing mettle again and again through his creative beers creations including “food” beers like Sausage Rauch beer and Tiramisu beer, and his blasphemous “He who has Risen Ale” that was named most innovative beer in Sierra Nevada’s 2010 Philly Beer Week competition. This class will run through classic sour beer styles, strains of Brettanomyces and bacteria, recipe formulation, aging and bottling, and safeguarding your brewery from permanent contamination. Class includes tasting some classic sours and exploring different Brett flavor characteristics utilizing Aaron’s single Brett experiment. $75 per person.
Montgomeryville: Sunday, May 8, 1-4PM
Bethlehem: Sunday, May 15, 2-5PM
Treat your Mom right, while saving your hard earned cash – take her to our free wine tasting in Montgomeryville! We provide snacks, and everyone who brings their homemade wine receives a $5.00 coupon to our store. Sure, these aren’t technically part of our “class” schedule, but you still might learn something!
Check out all of our current classes here.