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Wine Tasting: Becoming a Wine Connoisseur

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4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl
Btwn N Pulski & N Harding Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60641
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Jhea Fulgaro

What you'll learn in this wine class:

Learn the Fine Art of Wine Tasting and Wine Appreciation. Join us for an exciting evening of fine wine & good times as you learn the delicate art of wine tasting! For budding wine enthusiasts, this workshop is designed to help you cultivate your palate & expand your "wine vocabulary." Learn to swirl, sniff and sip like a pro. Taste several of the "classical" grapes varietals of the world and discover their aromas and flavor profiles. Gain command of basic wine vocabulary and tasting techniques. Bring all your questions about wine and food pairings, storage, or how to select a wine at a restaurant or wine shop, or any other vexing dilemma.

Topics include: classical varieties of wine grapes, the influence of soil and climate (terroir), vinification techniques that influence aroma and taste, temperatures and recommendations for proper storage, which wines are best suited to which foods and occasions. Here's your opportunity to develop your palate and appreciation for international and domestic wines.

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Wine Tasting: Becoming a Wine Connoisseur
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/15/2019
The instructor was very engaging and happy to answer all questions. The class was a lot of fun!
Wine Tasting: Becoming a Wine Connoisseur
Reviewed by Anonymous on 4/22/2018
A really great value. Learned enough to know I want to learn more!
Wine Tasting: Becoming a Wine Connoisseur
Reviewed by Anonymous on 4/22/2018
Instructor had a wealth of knowledge on all things wine. We tasted a variety of wines and had a nice praint out of all the information we went over.
Wine Tasting: Becoming a Wine Connoisseur
Reviewed by Olha V. on 11/10/2018
Wine Tasting: Becoming a Wine Connoisseur
Reviewed by Jolene C. on 9/18/2018
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The Discovery Center is Chicago's Lifelong Learning Center. As Chicago's large stand longest running independent adult education program, we present fun, stimulating classes by qualified independent instructors who enjoy introducing others to their subjects. Learn among friends for your own enjoyment...

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