Monday, December 20, 2010

FLCC, New York Wine and Culinary Center offer new wine classes

Jan. 15, 2-4 p.m.: Wine & Food Flavor Pairing: Some wine and food pairings are better than others. Participants will taste six different food flavors and see how they pair with six wines. The cost is $40.

Jan. 30, 12:30-2:30 p.m.: Wine 101: This entertaining class will provide all the "need to know" information about wine: profiles of major grape varieties and wine styles, how to store, how to serve, detecting faults, reading labels, ordering in a restaurant, whether or not to age it, and more.  The cost is $40 and includes a tasting of 10 wines and a small cheese plate.

Feb. 6, 1-2 p.m.: Wine & Chocolate Pairing: Sample three New York wines paired with three gourmet chocolate desserts prepared by the Culinary Center pastry chef.  The cost is $20 and includes the wine and chocolate.

More upcoming classes include:

Feb. 17, 6 -8:30 p.m.: Local Pairs: Seasonal Cooking with New York Wineries
Feb. 26, 5-6 p.m.:  Winter Wine & Food Pairing
March 5, 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Seasonal Chef Demo and Wine Pairing Lunch & Learn
March 12, 1-2 p.m.: Wine & Cheese Pairing

Register at the New York Wine and Culinary Center Web site at

For more information, contact Colleen Aiezza in the FLCC Professional Development and Continuing Education office, at or (585) 785-1906.

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