Bestselling Booze Author Teaches Cognac Class in Philly

Top Quote What does an ancient band of Arab alchemists, a charming dyspeptic, and a fistful of c-notes get you? It gets you a night with bestselling Boozehound author Jason Wilson and a crate full of luxury brandies at the Wine School of Philadelphia. End Quote
  • Philadelphia, PA-NJ (1888PressRelease) October 25, 2011 - This Friday, bestselling author Jason Wilson is teaching "XO", the signature brandy tasting class at the Wine School of Philadelphia. At once boozy and brilliant, this event focuses on the three French classics: Cognac, Armagnac and Calvados. "Brandy is so underrated in this country," says Jason, "yet whenever I give someone a taste of the real thing, they invariably fall in love with it."

    This class is offered only twice a year and is part of the school's Sauced Education series. Their policy of "Zero Endorsements" from the multinational booze companies means one thing: you get an uncensored evening with one of the top spirits writers in the country and a brilliantly curated selection of brandies.

    What is brandy? It is the heart of wine caught in glass and aged in oak. It is the most luxurious and ancient of spirits: distilled in the deep past (by those Arab alchemists), and perfected during the French Renaissance.

    What is Sauced Education? Whether you are a cocktail cognoscenti, a spirits' shaman, or just a happy tippler, our monthly Sauced Education series of classes is essential coursework for any and all aspiring Boozehounds roaming the wilds of America.

    What is the Wine School? Quite simply, the largest and oldest independent wine school in America. Since 2001, the school offers a full array of professional and consumer programs; the school is located in the historical Rittenhouse neighborhood in Center City, Philadelphia.

    Who is Jason Wilson? The author of Boozehound, the restaurant critic for Philadelphia Daily News, and the spirits columnist for the Washington Post.

    Tickets can be pre-purchased online for $54.99 online at or $75 at the door. Limited seating available. The class is held this Friday, October 28th from 7:30-9:30pm in our Franklin Classroom. The Wine School is located at 127 S. 22nd Street in Philadelphia.

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