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Wine Regions of the World

(Participants must be 21 years of age and be prepared to show ID.)

Join us for our wine appreciation sessions that go beyond just tasting and appreciating. Each session includes the discussion of styles, appellations, climates, food pairings, better producers and much more! Instructed by wine educator and enthusiast Bruce Smith, these classes are extremely popular and fill fast so please register promptly if one strikes your interest.

Bruce Smith has held an interest in wine for over thirty-five years. He is a member of the American Wine Society and Society of Wine Educators from whom he earned the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) credential. Bruce also earned the intermediate and advanced certificates from the Wine Spirit Education Trust program and we are excited to say that he has instructed The Center for Continuing Studies at Mercer's Wine Regions courses since 2005.

Please note that the Senior Citizen Discount is not applicable to these classes.

California Pinot Noir
Everyone loves Pinot Noir because of its fruit forward and food friendly styles; This grape does well in many cooler parts of the world but excels in Anderson Valley, Carneros, Sonoma, Santa Barbara areas; we will compare and contrast each region’s tastes, styles, history; what makes them different from Burgundy, New Zealand and Oregon examples; Each class will conclude with a taste from these appellations
Cost: $65 (tuition $18, administrative fee $25, materials fee and license $22)
NCHOS-CS001-05

January 18  
1 sessions / Wednesday / 6:30-8:30pm

 

Wines of South Africa
South Africa’s wine industry has vastly improved since the early 1990’s, receiving more attention and positive reviews from wine critics. With our instructor's recent travel to several South Africa wine regions,students will receive first-hand wine information and experience. The history of the industry and the varieties of wine varieties that are produced will be discussed. Each class will conclude with a wine tasting.
Cost: $65 (tuition $18, administrative fee $25, materials fee and license $22)
NCHOS-CS001-03

January 25 
1 session / Wednesday / 6:30-8:30pm

Wines of Greece
Greek Wine is nothing new; records of grape growing date back 6,500 years! Wine growing is now becoming more popular; varieties of Retsina, Moschofilero, Assyrtiko, and Xinomavro are currently begin produced and offer an interesting contrast to Cabernet, Chardonnay and other more familiar names. We will discuss the history of Greek wines along with their characteristics and food pairings; Each class will conclude with a wine tasting. Cost: $65 (tuition $18, administrative fee $25, materials fee and license $22)
NCHOS-CS001-02

February 1
1 session / Wednesday / 6:30-8:30pm

Cognac
Learn more about this brandy that is named after the town of Cognac in France. The intricacy of brandy is that it must be twice distilled in copper pots. This process will be discussed along with the grape varieties used, fermentation and distilling methods, quality grades, and food pairing. The class concludes with a taste of the various styles and grades of brandy.
Cost: $65 (tuition $18, administrative fee $25, materials fee and license $22)
NCHOS-CS001-04

February 8  
1 session / Wednesday / 6:30-8:30pm

An Introduction to Wine (Now at James Kerney Campus!)
Join us as we provide an overview of general wine concepts. We will discuss the history of wine making, characteristics of the major wine varietals, and popular wine regions. Also learn how to read labels and how to appropriately taste wine to distinguish its styles while gaining knowledge of food and wine pairings. Various whites, reds and sparkling wines will be sampled during this class. Participants must be 21 and be able to show identification. Class meets at the James Kerney Campus, 102 North Broad Street, Trenton.

Cost: $65 (tuition $18, administrative fee $25, materials and license fee $22)
NCHOS-CS001-01

April 6 
1 session / Thursdays / 6:30-8:30pm


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Registration Desk: 609-570-3311

Questions: E-mail us

 

REFUND POLICY: 
10 or more days before the beginning of a class: 100% refund

Less than 10 days before class start date: no refund

Credit card payments will be refunded to the credit card; cash and check payments will be refunded via a check from MCCC.

 

 

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