19-316 UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATING WINE (REPEAT)
Tom Oetinger, Tuesdays 2 - 4 pm
Sonoran Room: November 12, 19, 26 December 3, 10
This introductory course has been designed to give participants the basics to develop their wine appreciation, and will introduce them to the different grape varieties, wine elements and styles, regions and methods involved in wine production.
Participants will be instructed in the ‘Intentional Method of Wine Tasting’ and will have the opportunity to practice the skill sets during each session of the program. During the tasting sessions, the participants will gain an understanding of the major wine elements, including grape varietals, residual sugar, acids, tannins and alcohol and how these elements impact the nature and taste of the wine. In addition, this course will cover topics such as purchasing wine, pairing wine with food, decanting and serving, restaurant wine lists, and proper storage and cellaring.
*Note: The charge for this class is $60 to cover the cost of the wine. Participants are requested to bring two wine glasses (preferably with stems) to all sessions.