Our pre-Autumn WSET Level 1 in Chicago
Sep
16
9:00am 9:00am

Our pre-Autumn WSET Level 1 in Chicago

Whether you are looking to enhance your wine knowledge or you need WSET certification in your workplace, the Level 1 course gives you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of wine - how it's made, what it's made from and why it tastes the way it does. Just in time for the year-end holidays, this is a grounding you will share with a convivial group of classmates at Chicago's City Winery, and you get to taste a lot of really great wine in the process! If you are ready to tune your taste buds before the holiday season, this is your opening!

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Fundamental Sipping
Oct
7
9:30am 9:30am

Fundamental Sipping

Whether you are looking to enhance your wine knowledge or you need WSET certification in your workplace, the Level 1 course gives you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of wine, a grounding you will share with a convivial group of classmates (and you get to taste a lot of really great wine in the process). We are pleased to offer the Fundamentals of Wine to everyone looking for a solid foundation for their liquid pleasure in a course designed by Master of Wine James Cluer and Fine Vintage, Ltd. The course is offered at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida.

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Legendary Lecuona
Oct
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Legendary Lecuona

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The music of Ernesto Lecuona, with its sultry meshing of classical and popular elements, is at the heart of the season-opening concert by Symphony of the Americas on October 10. Just prior to the concert, Lyn, a devotee of Lecuona's music, gives an impassioned introduction to the work of the Academy Award-winning composer whose music captures an exotic and romantic time in music. 

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WSET Level 2 at Chicago's City Winery
Nov
5
to Nov 19

WSET Level 2 at Chicago's City Winery

Fine Vintage's wonderfully entertaining and informative three-day WSET Level 2 course is being offered over two weekends at City Winery in Chicago (with a break for Veterans Day weekend). Join Lyn Farmer and taste more than 50 wines and several spirits in this exploration of the nuances of wine for interested consumers as well as those in the beverage trade looking for a valuable and highly regarded certification. The course is offered in the barrel room at City Winery on West Randolph Street. Click here for details!

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Wine Bloggers Conference
Nov
9
to Nov 12

Wine Bloggers Conference

I'll be one of the speakers at the annual Wine Bloggers Conference in Santa Rosa, California, leading seminars providing an in-depth exploration the wines and viticulture of two Spanish wine regions, DO Cariñena and DO Rias Baixas.

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Step up to Level 2
Dec
3
to Dec 10

Step up to Level 2

Fine Vintage Ltd and Lyn Farmer are offering a three-day WSET Level 2 course in December at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida. Join us and hone your skills with a guided tasting of more than 50 wines and several spirits. This is an entertaining and informative exploration of the nuances of wine for interested consumers as well as those in the beverage trade looking for an enhanced and credible certification. Click here for details!

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Handel's Messiah
Dec
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Handel's Messiah

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Lyn previews a holiday season performance of Handel's Messiah, one of the greatest choral works in the musical literature. The Master Chorale of South Florida performs the masterwork at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and Lyn's talk prior to the concert is complimentary for all ticket holders. Hallelujah!

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WSET Level Three in Chicago!
Jan
13
to Jan 28

WSET Level Three in Chicago!

I am delighted to announce the next WSET Level 3 Course in Chicago with the new edition of the text and a course program with an even deeper emphasis on wine! This is a wonderful way for a serious wine consumer or wine professional to to gain one of the most prestigious certifications in the wine business. In addition to tasting more than 100 wines during the six days of the course, you'll join other aficionados and members of the wine trade in a program organized by WSET Provider of the Year Fine Vintage Ltd. The course runs on three consecutive weekends beginning January 13, 2018, at the barrel room at City Winery on West Randolph St. Click the headline above for all the details.

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WSET Level 2 Comes to Chicago!
Jul
29
to Aug 5

WSET Level 2 Comes to Chicago!

Fine Vintage's wonderfully entertaining and informative three-day WSET Level 2 course is being offered over two weekends at City Winery in Chicago. Join Lyn Farmer and taste more than 50 wines and several spirits in this exploration of the nuances of wine for interested consumers as well as those in the beverage trade looking for a valuable and highly regarded certification. The course is offered in the barrel room at City Winery on West Randolph Street. Click here for details!

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The Wine Adventure Continues...With Level 2
Jul
16
to Jul 23

The Wine Adventure Continues...With Level 2

Fine Vintage Ltd and Lyn Farmer are offering a three-day WSET Level 2 course this summer at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida. Join us and hone your skills with a guided tasting of more than 50 wines and several spirits. This is an entertaining and informative exploration of the nuances of wine for interested consumers as well as those in the beverage trade looking for an enhanced and credible certification. Click here for details!

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WSET Level 1 at City Winery, Chicago
Jul
8
9:00am 9:00am

WSET Level 1 at City Winery, Chicago

Whether you are looking to enhance your wine knowledge or you need WSET certification in your workplace, the Level 1 course gives you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of wine, a grounding you will share with a convivial group of classmates at Chicago's City Winery (and you get to taste a lot of really great wine in the process!). Fine Vintage, Ltd, is the leading WSET Educator in North America (and winner of the Riedel Trophy as WSET Educator of the Year) and we are pleased to offer the Level 1 course, Fundamentals of Wine, to everyone looking for a solid foundation for their liquid pleasure!

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Pursuing Your Passion for Wine...in Chicago
May
6
9:00am 9:00am

Pursuing Your Passion for Wine...in Chicago

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Chicago is a wine lover's town with great restaurants and wine shops...and, with Fine Vintage, Ltd to help you know your way around a wine list. Whether you are looking to enhance your wine knowledge or you need WSET certification in your workplace, the Level 1 course gives you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of wine, a grounding you will share with a convivial group of classmates (and you get to taste a lot of really great wine in the process). We are pleased to offer the Fundamentals of Wine to everyone looking for a solid foundation for their liquid pleasure in a course designed by Master of Wine James Cluer and Fine Vintage, Ltd. Our Chicago courses are held at The Chopping Block in Downtown Chicago

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Sharing the Fundamentals of Wine
Apr
22
9:30am 9:30am

Sharing the Fundamentals of Wine

Whether you are looking to enhance your wine knowledge or you need WSET certification in your workplace, the Level 1 course gives you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of wine, a grounding you will share with a convivial group of classmates (and you get to taste a lot of really great wine in the process). We are pleased to offer the Fundamentals of Wine to everyone looking for a solid foundation for their liquid pleasure in a course designed by Master of Wine James Cluer and Fine Vintage, Ltd. The course is offered at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida.

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A Classical Bistro
Jan
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

A Classical Bistro

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We're setting up a musical bistro for one night only at the Broward Center - an informal evening with food, cocktails and quartet...the Amernet Quartet. Lyn keeps the music and conversation rolling during the pre-concert reception and from the stage during the program. It's a fun and informal evening of great music.

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Classical Music with a Twist
Dec
8
6:30pm 6:30pm

Classical Music with a Twist

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Thursday, December 8th conductor James Judd, violinist Jan Mracek and I join to bring you a wonderful concert with the Symphonia of Boca Raton, a concert that opens with Beethoven's Egmont Overture, continues with Schubert's fourth Symphony and wraps up with the gorgeous Violin Concerto by Johannes Brahms.

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Enhancing Your Expertise - WSET Level 2
Dec
3
to Dec 10

Enhancing Your Expertise - WSET Level 2

The fantastic WSET Level 2 course, a great tasting adventure for any wine lover, is coming up at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables beginning December 3. Join other wine lovers for three days of tasting, exploration and, of course, your certification by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. Join me, and don't miss out on this pre-holiday  opportunity to get your wine game up to speed!

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Mastering Moscato
Sep
12
11:00am11:00am

Mastering Moscato

Moscato - the charming but serious wine of Piedmont - is the subject of a master class at Miami Culinary Institute. If you are a wine professional, you are welcome to register to attend and share some lovely wine and a conversation about food pairings.

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The Fundamentals of Wine
Jul
16
9:30am 9:30am

The Fundamentals of Wine

Whether you are looking to enhance your wine knowledge or you need WSET certification in your workplace, the Level 1 course gives you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of wine, a grounding you will share with a convivial group of classmates (and you get to taste a lot of really great wine in the process!). Working with Fine Vintage, Ltd, the leading WSET Educator in North America (and winner of the Riedel Trophy as WSET Educator of the Year), Lyn will be teaching WSET Level 1 in July, 2016. Click here for more

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WSET Level 2 - Looking Behind the Label
Mar
6
to Mar 13

WSET Level 2 - Looking Behind the Label

Lyn will be teaching the Level 2 course leading to WSET Certification over three days in March, 2016. Whether you are looking to enhance your wine knowledge or you need WSET certification in your workplace, the Level 2 course gives you a solid grounding in wine tasting, wine regions and much more. Level 2 is a serious effort that takes three full days and includes tasting more than 50 wines and spirits.

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Russian Romanticism on Steroids
Feb
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Russian Romanticism on Steroids

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Romanticism with a capital "R" is at the heart of a concert February 25th by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Lyn has a preview an hour before the concert (at 7 p.m.) including music by Glinka, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff, and two wines from Israel. The presentation is free to all ticket holders, and will be in the Porter Ballroom.

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Amore and Norma
Feb
11
to Feb 13

Amore and Norma

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In both opera and wine, passion runs deep and nuance is at the heart of the story. I'm delighted to use two wines to provide some insights into the nuances of Bellini's great opera Norma when Florida Grand Opera brings its production to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts February 11 and 13. Best of all, you get wine and great music at a very special package price! For details, read on...

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WSET Level 1 - Falling in Love With Wine
Feb
6
9:30am 9:30am

WSET Level 1 - Falling in Love With Wine

 Whether you are looking to enhance your wine knowledge or you need WSET certification in your workplace, the Level 1 course gives you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of wine, a grounding you will share with a convivial group of classmates (and you get to taste a lot of really great wine in the process!) Working with Fine Vintage, Ltd, the leading WSET Educator in North America (and winner of the Riedel Trophy as WSET Educator of the Year), Lyn will be teaching WSET Level 1 in February, 2016. Click here for more

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A Taste of Rossini
Dec
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

A Taste of Rossini

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Just as Rossini’s music is cast in a light, comic vein that masks a deeper profundity, so we can find the same elements in wine - a quest we pursue at Florida Grand Opera's production of The Barber of Seville in two pre-curtain presentations in the intimate Intermezzo Lounge at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

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WSET Level 1 - Honing Your Wine Skills at the Biltmore
Oct
17
9:30am 9:30am

WSET Level 1 - Honing Your Wine Skills at the Biltmore

Working with Fine Vintage, Ltd, the leading WSET Educator in North America (and winner of the Riedel Trophy as WSET Educator of the Year in 2011), Lyn will be teaching Level 1 in October (followed by the Level 2 course in November), leading to WSET Certification. Whether you are looking to enhance your wine knowledge or you need WSET certification in your workplace, the Level 1 course gives you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of wine, a grounding you will share with a convivial group of classmates (and you get to taste a lot of really great wine in the process!)

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Tasting Through Spain and Its Colonial Heritage
Sep
26
1:00pm 1:00pm

Tasting Through Spain and Its Colonial Heritage

A dazzling tasting of wines from Spain and South America, curated by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, comes to Miami on September 26. It promises to be one of the best tastings to come to South Florida this season, and all the details are here (including how you can have your ticket price essentially rebated!)

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WSET Level 2 Course at the Biltmore Hotel
Mar
8
to Mar 15

WSET Level 2 Course at the Biltmore Hotel

Lyn will be teaching the terrific WSET Level 2 course in March at the beautiful Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Level 2 is an incredible adventure for a wine lover and includes extensive tutoring in the WSET structured approach to tasting wine and spirits. More than 50 wines and several spirits will be tasted over the three days of the course. Passing Level 2 and gaining your certificate is a significant accomplishment, so you'll be pleased to know that Fine Vintage, Ltd. has a 97% pass rate for Level 2. 

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Jazz Meets Broadway
Jan
14
6:45pm 6:45pm

Jazz Meets Broadway

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One of my favorite singers, Janis Siegel (you may know her from Manhattan Transfer) is singing at Broward Center Wednesday night for the Gold Coast Jazz Society. It's going to be a terrific, and terrifically intimate, performance with an open stage, two performers (Janis and pianist Shelly Berg) and a host of great composers and lyricists as we trace the intersection of "Jazz Meets Broadway." I'll preview the performance at 6:45 and the concert begins at 7:45 in the Amaturo Theater.

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