Bubbles, and Italian Genius
Oct
24
2:00 PM14:00

Bubbles, and Italian Genius

Italian Genio is Italian Genius - a quality we see in everything from fashion to architecture and design and, of course, exquisite food and wine. I’ll be presenting a seminar on Prosecco DOC and Italian Genio during a series of Italian wine presentations at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas. Click for more details

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Starting with the Basics - WSET Level 1 in Chicago
Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Starting with the Basics - 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, 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 and taught by Lyn with passion and a keen sense of humor. The course is offered at City Winery on West Randolph Street in Chicago.

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WSET Level 2 in Chicago
Nov
4
to Nov 18

WSET Level 2 in Chicago

Fine Vintage Ltd and Lyn Farmer are offering a three-day WSET Level 2 course in the Fall at City Winery Chicago. Join us and hone your skills with a guided tasting of more than 50 wines and several spirits (one big reason to take your course with Fine Vintage is both the number and quality of wines we taste). 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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The Fundamentals - WSET Level 1 in Chicago
Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

The Fundamentals - 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, 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 just-updated Fundamentals of Wine course 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 and taught by Lyn with passion and a keen sense of humor. The course is offered at City Winery on West Randolph Street in Chicago.

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Fundamentals of Wine - WSET Level 1 in Miami
Dec
1
9:30 AM09:30

Fundamentals of Wine - WSET Level 1 in Miami

Love wine but having a hard time finding wines you love? WSET Level 1 is perfect for you - I’ll help you not only increase your enjoyment of wine, I’ll help you pinpoint what you like in wine and how to find more of it! Join me for The Fundamentals of Wine - WSET Level 1 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Click here for details

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Fine Vintage & WSET Level 2 in Miami
Dec
2
to Dec 9

Fine Vintage & WSET Level 2 in Miami

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 (it’s a beautiful time to be in South Florida!). Join us and hone your skills with a guided tasting of more than 50 wines and several spirits (one big reason to take your course with Fine Vintage is both the number and quality of wines we taste). 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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A Holiday Wine Refresher - WSET Level 1!
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

A Holiday Wine Refresher - WSET Level 1!

Time for the holidays and that means wine! Ramp up your wine game with this entertaining and engaging course at City Winery Chicago. Whether you are looking to enhance your wine knowledge or you need a 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 14 great wines 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 and taught by Lyn with passion and a keen sense of humor. The course is offered at City Winery on West Randolph Street in Chicago.

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WSET Level 3 in New York
Feb
9
to Feb 24

WSET Level 3 in New York

I am delighted to announce the next WSET Level 3 Course in Chicago 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 beginsMarch 30, 2018 and continues following two weekends at City Winery on West Randolph Street. Click the headline above for all the details.

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Fine Vintage's WSET Level 3 - Time to Refine
Mar
2
to Mar 17

Fine Vintage's WSET Level 3 - Time to Refine

I am delighted to announce the next WSET Level 3 Course in Chicago 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 beginsMarch 30, 2018 and continues following two weekends at City Winery on West Randolph Street. Click the headline above for all the details.

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Fine Vintage's WSET Level 3 in Chicago
Mar
30
to Apr 14

Fine Vintage's WSET Level 3 in Chicago

I am delighted to announce the next WSET Level 3 Course in Chicago 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 begins March 30, 2019 and continues following two weekends at City Winery on West Randolph Street. Click the headline above for all the details.

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The Fundamentals of Wine - WSET Level 1 in Chicago
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

The Fundamentals of Wine - 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, 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 and taught by Lyn with passion and a keen sense of humor. The course is offered at City Winery on West Randolph Street in Chicago.

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Fine Vintage & WSET Level 2 in Chicago
Aug
18
to Aug 26

Fine Vintage & WSET Level 2 in Chicago

Fine Vintage Ltd and Lyn Farmer are offering a three-day WSET Level 2 course in August, 2018 at City Winery Chicago. Join us and hone your skills with a guided tasting of more than 50 wines and several spirits (one big reason to take your course with Fine Vintage is both the number and quality of wines we taste). 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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Stepping up to Fine Vintage's WSET Level 2 in New York
Jul
15
to Jul 29

Stepping up to Fine Vintage's WSET Level 2 in New York

Fine Vintage Ltd and Lyn Farmer are offering a three-day WSET Level 2 course in July at the City Winery in New York’s vibrant SoHo district. Join us and hone your skills with a guided tasting of more than 50 wines and several spirits (one big reason to take your course with Fine Vintage is both the number and quality of wines we taste). 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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Mastering The Fundamentals of Wine - WSET Level 1 in New York
Jul
14
9:30 AM09:30

Mastering The Fundamentals of Wine - WSET Level 1 in New York

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 and taught by Lyn with passion and a keen sense of humor. The course is offered at the Executive Hotel Le Soleil in New York’s Midtown.

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The Fundamentals of Wine - Level 1 in Chicago
Jun
10
9:00 AM09:00

The Fundamentals of Wine - 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, 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 and taught by Lyn with passion and a keen sense of humor. The course is offered at City Winery on West Randolph Street in Chicago.

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Fine Vintage & WSET Intermediate Course in Chicago
May
12
to May 20

Fine Vintage & WSET Intermediate Course in Chicago

Fine Vintage Ltd and Lyn Farmer are offering a three-day WSET Level 2 course in May at Chicago's City Winery 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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Fine Vintage Two-Day Sensory Course in Chicago
May
5
to May 6

Fine Vintage Two-Day Sensory Course in Chicago

Aroma and taste are inextricably linked and each is important to our appreciation of wine. In fact, you are more than a wine taster - improving your "smell acuity" is perhaps even more important than learning about taste. The two elements are bound as you will discover in this exciting and enlightening master class aimed at enhancing your ability to smell and taste wine and then express what you have tasted. Click for more details.

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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 (one big reason to take your course with Fine Vintage is both the number and quality of wines we taste). 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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Tasting the Fundamentals - Level 1 in Chicago
Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

Tasting the Fundamentals - 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, 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 and taught by Lyn with passion and a keen sense of humor. The course is offered at City Winery on West Randolph.

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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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Fine Vintage's WSET Level 1 in Chicago
Jan
14
9:00 AM09:00

Fine Vintage's WSET Level 1 in Chicago

Start the new year right, with WSET and Fine Vintage! 

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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Handel's Messiah
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Handel's Messiah

  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

  • The Chopping Block at the Merchandise Mart (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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