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WINE / Culinary


Italian Sparklers

Many of us are familiar with Prosecco, the wine from Northeastern Italy, but are less familiar with the other three, Franciacorta, Trentodoc, and Lambrusco. We will discuss each of these four wines, its varying styles, grape varieties, and food pairings. 


NCHOS-CS001-01 / cost: $65

Dates Sep 29  Time 6:30-8:30pm

Sessions 1 Instructor Bruce Smith


Wines from Paso Robles

Paso Robles is halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles with a small town charm on California’s Central Coast. In this region, there are more than 200 wineries. The region’s specialties are Zins and Rhone varieties, and a variety of whites can be found as well. 


NCHOS-CS001-03 / cost: $65

Dates  Oct 6  Time  6:30-8:30pm

Sessions Instructor  Bruce Smith


If you like this, try that

Many people like a certain varietal, but are afraid to try another that is similar. They are comfortable with their choice and do not like disappointment. During this course, you will compare two different wines that have similar characteristics. Is a Dolcetto similar to Cabernet Franc? Different? Gewurztraminer vs Torrontes? Will the same foods be compatible with each? 


NCHOS-CS001-05 / cost: $65

Dates  Oct 13  Time 6:30-8:30pm

Sessions 1 Instructor Bruce Smith



Oregon X New Zealand Pinot Noir 

Both of these wine regions are located in different hemispheres but share excellent examples of this grape. Oregon's production of this wine is over 50% of all wines produced, while New Zealand examples dominate the South Island. Which area do you like best? Let’s discuss the viticulture’s soils and climates.  


NCHOS-CS001-06 / cost: $65

Dates  Oct 20  Time 6:30-8:30pm

Sessions 1 Instructor Bruce Smith




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