WSET Level Three in Chicago!
Jan
13
to Jan 28

WSET Level Three in Chicago!

Our next WSET Level 3 Course in Chicago is coming up right after the first of the year to give wine lovers an even deeper emphasis on the appreciation of wine! This is a wonderful way for a serious wine consumer or wine professional 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 wine lovers, 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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Refining Your Palate with WSET Level 3
Feb
3
to Mar 4

Refining Your Palate with WSET Level 3

I am delighted to announce the next WSET Level 3 Course in South Florida with the newest edition of the text and a course program with an even deeper emphasis on wine! WSET is the gold standard of wine education, and 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 class, you'll join other aficionados and members of the wine trade in a class organized by WSET Provider of the Year Fine Vintage Ltd. The course beginsFebruary 3, 2018 and continues for three consecutive weekends at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Click the headline above for all the details.

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Tasting the Fundamentals - Level 1 in Miami
Feb
10
9:30 AM09:30

Tasting the Fundamentals - Level 1 in Miami

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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Step up to Level 2
Apr
14
to Apr 22

Step up to Level 2

Fine Vintage Ltd and Lyn Farmer are offering a three-day WSET Level 2 course in April 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
7:00 PM19:00

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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Wine Bloggers Conference
Nov
9
to Nov 12

Wine Bloggers Conference

Despite the tragic fires that engulfed Napa and Sonoma in October, The Wine Bloggers Conference is definitely on in Santa Rosa in mid-November. I'll be one of the speakers at the annual conference, leading seminars providing an in-depth exploration the wines and viticulture of two Spanish wine regions, DO Cariñena and DO Rías Baixas.

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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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WSET Level 1 in Chicago
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

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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Legendary Lecuona
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

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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Our pre-Autumn WSET Level 1 in Chicago
Sep
16
9:00 AM09:00

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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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
9:00 AM09:00

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
9:00 AM09:00

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
9:30 AM09:30

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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Pops Go the Beatles!
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Pops Go the Beatles!

Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops return to the Broward Center on February 1st with a British program that includes music by Elgar, Britten and...The Beatles! Lyn previews the concert in a presentation and wine tasting complimentary to all ticket holders. Click for details!

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A Classical Bistro
Jan
12
7:00 PM19:00

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
11:00 AM11:00

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
9:30 AM09:30

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
7:00 PM19:00

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
9:30 AM09:30

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
7:00 PM19:00

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
9:30 AM09:30

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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