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    Art of Mixology

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    This comprehensive Art of Mixology course won't teach you to memorize drink recipes; it will rather focus on learning and understanding the essential skills behind making any alcoholic drink of your dreams -- even frozen drinks, cocktails, daiquiris, and layered shots! You'll learn the bar setup, how to distinguish between different alcohols and mixers, and how to use all the necessary bar equipment. Once you've mastered these skills, you will be equipped to make any drink imaginable! Memorization will come with time and "practice" that will surely make you the life of every party.
    Art of Mixology

    45 Quincy St, Cambridge

    • Begin to understand the essential skills behind bartending during this mixology class
    • Learn how to make beverages ranging from classic frozen drinks to layered shots
    • Practice using bar equipment, pouring, and distinguishing between alcohols
    • Receive a Harvard's "Art of Mixology" certificate after completing the course as veritable proof of your training
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    Tips and Mixology

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    This day long intensive class will familiarize you with every aspect of bartending! The first session is devoted to TIPS (Training in Intervention Procedures by Servers of alcohol), a nationwide certification program that teaches the responsible serving of alcohol. You will learn about the legal issues of bartending like checking IDs, the physiological and psychological effects of consuming alcohol, and the best ways to keep guests under control through acting out various difficult situations. At the end of this session, you'll take the TIPS certification exam and receive your certification card in the mail. Then, you'll take a lunch back before returning for the second, exciting part of this class. The second session will focus on learning and understanding the essential skills behind making any type of alcoholic drink, even frozen drinks, cocktails, daiquiris, and layered shots! You'll learn the bar setup, how to distinguish between different alcohols and mixers, and how to use all the necessary bar equipment. Once you've mastered these skills, you will be equipped to make any drink imaginable!
    Tips and Mixology

    45 Quincy St, Cambridge

    • Begin to understand the legal knowledge and essential mixology skills necessary to bartend
    • Learn how to check IDs and keep guests under control with a training in interventional procedures
    • Practice making beverages ranging from classic frozen drinks and cocktails to layered shots
    • Receive a Harvard's "Art of Mixology" certificate after completing the course as veritable proof of your training
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    Somerville Brewing Co. Tours

    Do you ever feel that the beers that you drink are well, a bit, impersonal? It goes from the brewery to the bottle, then to a series of trucks, and finally to the convenience store where you pick it up, and by the time you take that first sip you think to yourself, "Jeez... does the brewer even know that I exist?" Head down to Somerville Brewing Company for a much more personalized and intimate drinking experience! Over the course of your 15-20 minute tour led by co-owner and co-founder Caitlin Jewell, you'll sample several of the delicious brews, while simultaneously learning the secrets of how they got those suds to taste so darn good. You'll never want to go back to the old way of drinking again.
    Somerville Brewing Co. Tours

    15 Ward St, Somerville

    • Take a tour of one of the top breweries in the region, led by co-owner and co-founder Caitlin Jewell
    • Sample some of the brewery's tastiest and freshest offerings
    • Learn about the process of making beer
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    North End Wine Tour

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    The historic North End—Boston’s oldest neighborhood—is also home to the city’s Little Italy, making it the perfect place for a wine tour focused on Italian vintages and varietals. Sip and dine your way along the waterfront with a small group of like-minded oenophiles and a friendly expert as your guide. Battery Wharf Grille is located on the Boston’s picturesque Long Wharf. Featuring multiple stylish seating areas for sipping, savoring and celebrating indoors and out, this elegant waterfront eatery reinvents local New England favorites with a flash of Mediterranean culinary brilliance. Enjoy handmade pasta, New England-sourced seafood and local organic ingredients against the breathtaking backdrop of Boston Harbor. Sip a glass of bubbly prosecco, nibble on artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, and pick up tips from your guide on deciphering the regions, varietals, and vineyards on an Italian wine label. From there, pass the historic Old North Church and make your way past the lively restaurants of Hanover Street on your way to one of 2 different Italian gems—Artu or Rigoletto. Both offer the perfect ambiance for savoring Italian wines paired with delectable northern Italian delicacies. Swirl and sniff whites and reds from Sicily and the golden hills of Tuscany, and delve further into the characteristics of the different wine-growing regions of Italy between bites of bruschetta with broccoli rabe or calamari frittata with mushroom torte.
    North End Wine Tour

    3 Battery Wharf, Boston

    • Taste a collection of the North End's best wines
    • Discuss wine varieties, how it's manufactured, and even why it turns your teeth purple
    • Enjoy a relaxing afternoon sipping and learning about vino
    • Experience some of the best vintages available in Boston
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    Beer 101: How to Taste Beer

    If you have had you fair share of beer, but may not know as much about the masterpiece that is beer as you would like, take this beer tasting class and delve into the art yourself. Learn firsthand about beer's multi-dimensionality, including its aroma, taste, mouth feel, and other nuances. Explore several different styles and impressive variations that'll have you feeling refreshed, and more interested in beer than you'd ever imagined. Not to mention, the beers you will taste -- and learn about -- will be worldwide craft beers perfectly produced by small and independent brewers. Enjoy this beer tasting class and do the brew!
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    Beer 101: How to Taste Beer

    100 Hanover St, Boston

    • Learn the fine art of beer tasting with several different beer styles
    • Explore beer's multi-dimensionality such as aroma, taste, and mouth feel
    • Taste worldwide craft beers made by small and independent brewers
    • See beer from a different perspective in this interactive and educational class
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    Mixology: Seasonal Spirits

    Spirits simply aren't spirits unless they're examined and surveyed as a whole. In this season-specific class series, explore numerous spirits, including, but not limited to, tequila, gin, vodka, whiskey, and rum. Never before has the refreshing taste and flavorful blends of seasonal drinks ever been so profoundly delicious. Aside from tasting these spirits, enjoy learning about their history, as well as their production and what makes them unique. Savor the refreshing drinks, joyful flavors, and discover what makes them so perfectly matched for their particular season.
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    Mixology: Seasonal Spirits

    100 Hanover St, Boston

    • Survey the major categories of seasonal spirits and basic principles of mixology in this class series
    • Learn about the history and production of spirits and what makes them unique
    • Celebrate the variety of tastes with tequila, gin, vodka, and whiskey
    • Get inspired by the robust and fresh flavors
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    Beer, Cheese and the Pursuit of Happiness

    You've probably heard of wine and cheese, but what you most likely didn't realize is that cheese's natural pair is actually beer. Gain confidence pairing beer with its cheesy foil. With Boston Wine School, explore pairing creamy brie, crunchy aged Gouda, and tangy blues with a lot of great beers. While tasting and sipping your way to sheer deliciousness, you'll discuss the spectrums of beer and cheese, along with new strategies for making great matches in the future. To top it all off, enjoy a delicious dinner with each dish being accompanied by its perfect beer complement. Get a taste of the high life and substitute the Miller with Munster.
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    Beer, Cheese and the Pursuit of Happiness

    100 Hanover St, Boston

    • Pair a collection of beers with its cheesy counterpart
    • Enjoy a delicious dinner, each dish accompanied by the perfect beer
    • Distinguish the spectrums of beer and cheese and learn strategies for making perfect matches in the future
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    Beer and Food Tasting Course

    You know beer is good, but you're not sure why certain ones taste different than others or why different foods seem to go well when you put them together. In this course you will discover and experience the important elements that go into food and beer pairings as you taste different varieties of beers, learn about how they are made, and eat delicious foods that compliment and enhance their flavors. You will learn about the history of beer, from light to dark, and you will gain important knowledge about how to talk about beer, including important terminology used during tastings. This is a great chance to eat, drink, and be merry with your friends and family!
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    Beer and Food Tasting Course

    33 Dunster St, Cambridge

    • Discover the important elements that go into food and beer pairings and tastings
    • Learn all about the brewing process for beer from ingredients to the chemical reactions that take place
    • Gain knowledge about the terminology used to describe beer during tastings from a knowledgeable instructor
    • Taste a variety of beers and pair them with delicious food to enhance their flavors
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    Burgers and Burgundy

    Burgers and Burgundy isn't just a clever title. Learn all about the wines of Burgundy in Boston Wine School's Burgers and Burgundy class. You'll get a chance to taste a number of varietals, like Crémant de Bourgogne, Petit Chablis, White Burgundy, Red Burgundy Cote d'Or, Red Burgundy Cote Chalonnaise and California Pinot Noir. Learn more about proper wine tasting, food pairings and how to cleanse your palate from your expert instructor. Oh! And there are a bevy of delicious burgers served as you sip. How could it get any better?
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    Burgers and Burgundy

    100 Hanover St, Boston

    • Explore the intricacies of Burgundy wine while noshing on delicious burgers
    • Learn basic wine tasting skills from a master instructor
    • Refine your palette with 6 different wine tastings
    • Make new friends and take home recipe ideas
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    Wine-Making

    Forget about those long flights and expensive trips to Napa Valley or Bordeaux because with Strange Brew, you can learn to make your very own wine, locally. Your class will include the following: an introduction to wine, the necessary equipment; importance of cleaning and sanitizing; intricacies of ingredients, the fermentation process, bottling, and more. Afterwards, you'll get to taste and enjoy the final product from a previous class! Stop for a second and smell the roses -- or grapes -- because the next world-famous vino could be right under your nose.
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    Wine-Making

    416 Boston Post Rd E, Marlborough

    • Learn the basics of making your own batch of wine
    • Explore wine kits, as well as home-brewing ingredients
    • Learn about the necessary equipment
    • Taste and enjoy what you've created
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