Appreciate Wine

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Wine Appreciation for Average People

Students will learn how wine is made, discover the primary wine producing regions of the world, understand basic wine terminology, learn to decipher a wine label and optionally, taste a variety of Native American and European style wines.

Each classroom portion of the class will be followed by an optional field trip for wine tasting.

Course Outline
Classroom: Day 1

  • Learn about the anatomy of grapes and how grape juice becomes white, red or sparkling wine.
  • View a video that shows the wine production process from harvest to fermentation to bottling.

Field Trip

  • Visit a local winery for a tour and tasting of native American and European style wines.

Classroom: Day 2

  • Discuss the appearance, aroma, taste and texture of wine.
  • Learn how to read wine labels and understand wine terminology .

Field Trip:

  • Visit a local vendor and sample a selection of white and red European style wines.

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-5p

January 14 and 16
February 4 and 6
February 25 and 27
March 11 and 13
March 25 and 27
April 29 and May 1

New River Campus


NOTE: Class participants must be 21 years of age to taste wine at the optional field trips. Cost of wine tastings is at the additional expense of each participant (pay on site).

FYI: We will visit September Oaks Winery in Ridgeland. Tasting fee is $6.00.
We will taste wine at RED Wine Boutique located in the Best Buy Plaza in Bluffton. A one-ounce pour is under $2.00, and a four-ounce pour may run $4 or $5. Tapas food can be purchased at RED in case folks would like to eat while they taste.

To Register
Click Here, to Register Online (just enter XPCI 649 under course code) or call 843-525-8205

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