Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wine Classes: Riesling Expert, Wine 101, more

Finger Lakes Community College and the New York Wine and Culinary Center have partnered to offer five single-session wine education classes in May.
Classes vary by topic, duration and price and are held at the New York Wine and Culinary Center, 800 S. Main St. as follows:
  • May 14, 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Spring Wine & Food Pairing: Taste three appetizer-sized foods that emphasize seasonal ingredients paired with three different styles of wine. Cost: $25. 
  • May 15, 2:30-4:30 p.m.:  Wine 101: A tasting of 10 wines and a small cheese plate with detailed information, for example, on ordering wine in a restaurant. Cost: $40.
  • May 21, 12:30-2:30 p.m.: Riesling Expert: Taste the differences among Riesling styles and match wines to food; the class includes a tasting of eight wines and a food sampling plate. Cost: $40.
  • May 24, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: One-day intensive class, in the same training that the wine and culinary center tasting room staff receives in the history and styles of New York wine. Price of $115 includes class materials, certificate of completion, tasting of more than 20 wines, and a gourmet lunch.
  • May 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m.: NY Wine & Cheese Pairing: This class features a selection of red, white, dry and sweet wines. Cost: $20.
Register at the New York Wine and Culinary Center Web site at
For information, contact Colleen Aiezza in the FLCC Professional Development and Continuing Education office, at or (585) 785-1906.

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