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Cooking, Beer & Wine Appreciation


Beer Appreciation

From ancient Sumatra to Delaware; Old Country to Plymouth Rock; Chicha to Chili Pepper Ale; Fritz Maytag to Michael Jackson; Prohibition to the GABF—learn a brief history of the Nectar of the Gods. Join Nick “The Baltimore Beertrekker” Nichols as you taste a variety of beers from microbrews to imports paired with cheeses! Come celebrate Maryland beers and learn about Baltimore beer history! Participants must be 21 or older. Please bring a glass (not plastic) and a bottle of water. Minimum of six students required.

Tuition: $69** (includes $55 in fees*)
Fri Jun 08 7PM-9PM Gateway Campus XE-624 6374 #8096
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Introduction to Wine

Do you enjoy wine but don’t feel confident in your knowledge of the subject? Join this class and overcome your insecurities. Discuss wine production, different types of wines, wine terminology, and other useful information. Examine different aromas and decipher wine labels to determine how various wines will taste. Discover varieties of California wines, as well as regional wines from France, Italy, and Germany. The class includes comprehensive tasting. Participants must be 21 or older. Do not wear perfume or cologne. Bring four glasses (not plastic), bottled water, salt-free crackers and napkins to class. Minimum of six students required.

Tuition: $119** (includes $65 in fees*)
Thu Feb 22-Mar 01 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus XE-746 6257 #3713
Thu May 10-May 17 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus XE-746 6375 #8100
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Light and Lively Summer Wines

This course focuses on delightful summer wines from all over the world. Come taste and discover flavors you can enjoy with light summer fare. Participants must be 21 years or older. IDs will be checked. Do not wear perfume or cologne, and bring 4 glasses, bottled water, salt-free crackers, and napkins to class. A minimum of six students is required. Price includes wine for tasting.

Tuition: $69** (includes $55 in fees*)
Thu Jun 28 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus XE-473 6475 #9822
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