Discover how wine is made, the different grapes used and how to open a bottle without breaking the cork in a class taught Saturday by wine expert Angelo Tavernaro of Pasco.
This is the first of a series of eight wine appreciation classes being taught at the Knights of Columbus hall, 2500 Chester Road, Richland. Tavernaro is one of four Master Sommeliers in Washington state and a Certified Wine Educator.
Each class runs from noon to 3:30 p.m. Participants will taste four wines from different regions of the world along with cheese, crackers and/or fruit. Cost is $35 per person, per class.
The class list is:
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-- Saturday -- Wine 101 -- Wine Knowledge for the Beginner and Beyond
-- April 7 -- The History of Wine and the Bible
-- May 19 -- The Art of Food and Wine Pairing
-- June 9 -- Wine and Cheese Pairing
-- September -- The Varietals used in Wines We Enjoy Today
-- October -- The Wines of South America
-- November -- Dessert Wines of the World
-- December -- Holiday Wines and Food
Dates for the September through December classes will be determined later.
For information or to buy tickets, go to www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/408381. Or call Tavernaro at 544-8753 or Marcel Bergeron at 554-4924.
Proceeds from the classes will benefit pro-life causes supported by the Knights of Columbus Richland and Holy Spirit councils.