Wine Enthusiast Courses – Can You Say Amazing?!


The University of California, Irvine Extension announces three new courses in the Specialized Studies Program in Wine for the fall quarter. Participants will learn about prestigious wines from around the world, enhance their knowledge of wine styles and treatment and develop decision-making skills for pairing wine with food. “Call Me a Cab… or a Merlot” will take place Oct. 11 and 18 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and “Holiday Pairing of Food and Wine” will be held Nov. 7 and 14 from 7 to 10 p.m. “Intermediate Wine Studies” is a six-week course that will be held every Tuesday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. starting Oct. 25 and concluding Nov. 29. All courses will be held on the University of California, Irvine campus.
“The course instructors in the Specialized Studies Program in Wine are well respected in the wine industry and have extensive knowledge and background of wine history and production,” said Kirwan Rockefeller, Ph.D., program director of the University of California, Irvine Extension wine studies program. “Participants this fall will gain a much deeper understanding and appreciation of some of history’s finest wines and new ways to use them in their everyday lives.”

In “Call Me a Cab… or a Merlot,” instructor Marlene Rossman, M.B.A., M.A. will teach participants the history and production of French wines that were, for many years, the most prestigious wines in the world. “Intermediate Wine Studies,” taught by Christopher Coon, will allow students to enhance what they learned in “Fundamentals of Wine Studies” by developing their wine-tasting skills, sensory perception, understanding of bottle labeling, knowledge of food and wine pairing, and techniques for proper wine service and storage. In “Holiday Pairing of Food and Wine,” instructor Edward Manetta will assist participants in developing decision-making skills of pairing wine with food when served at home or when hosting a party.
Registration for these classes is now open. To learn more about UC Irvine Extension’s course offerings for the Specialized Studies Program in Wine, visit To register for the new course, call 949-824-6335 or email [email protected]
About UC Irvine Extension: As the continuing education arm of UCI, UC Irvine Extension is dedicated to providing a university-level learning experience for students, offering thousands of exciting courses and programs to local, regional, and global constituencies via online curriculum as well as through on campus classes. UC Irvine Extension offers a rich array of academic and community programs to support a diverse audience, from a wide selection of academic programs to numerous campus activities.

About the University of California, Irvine: Founded in 1965, UCI is a top-ranked university dedicated to research, scholarship and community service. Led by Chancellor Michael Drake since 2005, UCI is among the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system, with nearly 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty and 9,000 staff. Orange County’s largest employer, UCI contributes an annual economic impact of $4.2 billion.

We here at Great Taste are thinking of going back to school. How tasty does getting the grades sound?

Posted By: Ashley Nicole 8/13/2011