Cuisine Type: Winery
(Jan. 2012) Wine Lovers Boot Camp – Basic Training (St. Helena, CA)
Do you love wine and wish you knew more about it? Whether you are planning a dinner party and don’t know which wines to serve, long to be able to choose wine with confidence at a restaurant, or simply want to try something new but are not really sure where to start, this Boot Camp is for you!
This course is about knowing and enjoying wine as a fundamental part of your lifestyle, whether you are at home, dining out, or hosting a get-together with friends. In just a few days, you’ll take your understanding of wine to new heights and develop a roadmap for exploring the wonderful world of wine to its fullest.
With the expert guidance of the CIA, you will get to know the personality of the world’s major white and red wine grapes as you learn how to decipher wine labels from anywhere on the planet. You’ll visit a vineyard and a winery to understand the impact of “place” on a wine and discover how winemakers influence a wine’s flavor, style, and, ultimately, price. Through tastings, you will learn how to evaluate a wine and explore the basic principles of wine and food pairing. You’ll even prepare and pair a fabulous multi-course meal to enjoy with your fellow Boot Campers!
Dress code: The dress code for this course is business casual. Blue jeans, shorts, tank tops, and open-toed sandals are not permitted. When visiting vineyards and wineries, sturdy, flat-soled shoes are required. Please refrain from wearing strong fragrances or cologne, as they will interfere with your learning experience as well as that of your fellow students. Additional items such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats are suggested during the summer months as well as warm jackets during winter months.
Please note: this class is open to students 21 years and older.
Schedule Number: 8896
Location: ST. HELENA, CA
Dates: Feb. 13 – 17, 2012 (Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Notes: *On a select class day, you’ll return to campus for dinner at the Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant.
Required Fees: Tuition $2,195.00