Fermentation Education

Knowledge of wine, cheese and beer helps us appreciate the good stuff – like the stuff you love at Tria. If you’re going to be a geek, then geek out over delicious and luxurious things. Our goal is to help you have some serious fun satiating your thirst for knowledge—and more important, your thirst.

Fermentation Education

Tria offers wine, cheese and beer education in our classroom and in our cafes. We offer a variety of ways to learn, ranging from 15-minute quickie Lunchtime Learning sessions to profound Master Classes. All educational activities are announced via our weekly Monday morning emails. Sign up now so you don’t miss out. And get up-to-the-minute info on Twitter and Facebook.

Here’s our current lineup of Tria Education offerings:

The Tria Top 10 of '14

Instructor: Michael McCaulley, Tria Wine Director / Partner
Wednesday, December 31 • 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Tria Fermentation School

The end of 2014 is drawing near, but don't despair; that means it's time for our annual New Year's Top Ten Class! Join Tria partner and wine director Michael McCaulley to celebrate a Tria tradition—a selection of our favorite ten wines we've offered throughout 2014. (Extensive research and many an open bottle went into narrowing down this list.) The wines will range from superstars of the Big Three Old World wine countries of France, Italy and Spain (Burgundy and Barolo, anyone?) to a few extra-special New World finds. These wines are definitely something to celebrate. Get into the New Year's spirit and toast adieu to 2014 at this favorite festive class.

Price: $115.00

Tickets for this class are sold out.
To add yourself to the wait list for this class please use our wait list submission form.


  • Please be on time for class, classes will begin at the stated time, and if you are late you will be issued a detention.
  • Wait lists will be available for every class.
  • Please keep in mind that purchasing tickets to a class is like purchasing tickets to a concert, sporting match or any other one-time event. Cancellations must be requested at least 72 hours prior to the class, and must be done by telephoning us at 215.972.7076. A Tria Fermentation School Class Credit will be issued, which may be used toward a future class. These credits expire one year from the date of the canceled class.
  • After the 72 hour deadline we regrettably cannot offer credit, but you are welcome to transfer your tickets to a friend - provided that you telephone us with his or her name.
  • You will receive a registration confirmation via email — you do not need to bring this with you. No tickets will be mailed.
  • Students must be at least 21 years of age in order to attend any class. The Fermentation School reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone who is unable to produce valid identification.
  • The Fermentation School reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone who appears intoxicated.


High school physics class was never this much fun. The Tria Fermentation School has been presenting educational and enjoyable wine, cheese and beer classes since 2006. The School was awarded Best of Philly by Philadelphia magazine, and named one of “America’s 50 Most Amazing Wine Experiences” by Food & Wine. Classes are taught by Tria partner Michael McCaulley, as well as noted winemakers, cheesemakers, brewmasters and importers from all over the world. Classes are held in the evening, are about 90 minutes long and are priced from $60 to $100 per person.


Want to be as well-versed in the fermentation trio of wine, cheese and beer as the Tria staff? You don't need to quit your day job. Well, you can if you want to. But if you're just curious to learn the basics, we offer limited space to sit in on our introductory staff training sessions. Be prepared and don’t come on an empty stomach; these are two- to three-hour-long sessions that give you a full-on educational experience. Tasting required, spitting optional.


No, not your maker. These are intimate, half-hour hangouts with acclaimed winemakers, brewers and other “makers” of the goods we love to serve. It’s one thing to drink wine and beer at Tria. It’s another to do so with the people who make it all happen.


With Drink.Think. you get three-ounce tastings of two wines perfectly paired to teach you a lesson. Literally; you get a take-away one-page lesson on that night’s topic, because knowledge is power. Drink.Think. lets you get your drink on and your geek on, all for about ten bucks.


Sometimes you drink wine at home, not Tria, and we're cool with that. But we know that hunting down great wines at fair prices can be a challenge at the neighborhood State Store. Tria to the rescue! In these jungle jaunts, Tria's Michael McCaulley leads wine-shopping safaris with several adventurers to hunt out the best the PLCB has to offer. You’ll never have to go to New Jersey again.


Liven up your lunch break. Leave the lunchbox at home and join us 15 minutes before the opening lunch bell for a glassful of knowledge in which we discuss and enjoy a special wine find. This could be the new three-martini lunch.

For additional information email us at school@triacafe.com or call us at 215.972.7076

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