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Cooking, Beer & Wine Appreciation


Craft Beer Discovery

This course is designed for beer lovers who have already joined in the craft beer revolution or are just hop curious and want to know exactly why beers taste the way they do.

Learn about all the new ingredients and flavors and become a more knowledgeable beer drinker. What’s that weird off-taste? You will understand the importance of beer chemistry, brewing techniques, beer styles, and quality. Craft beers are extremely popular, outselling big corporate beers in most markets. Learn how to judge beers like the pros. Cheese and some appetizers will accompany the beers to determine best pairings.

Some history of Maryland beers will be presented along with a more in-depth discussion of the beers we will be sampling.

Participants must be 21 or older. IDs will be checked. Please bring a glass (not plastic), a bottle of water, crackers, and paper towels.

Instructor: Nick Nichols

Tuition: $69** (includes $55 in fees*)
Fri May 17 6:30PM-9PM Gateway Campus XE-464 6336 #0919
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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 May 16-May 23 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus XE-746 6377 #0918
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