Wine Regions of the World Explored This Summer


West Windsor, N.J. - Wine novices and enthusiasts can experience a bit of wine country without a trek to the vineyard this summer. Mercer County Community College's Center for Continuing Studies will offer a series of four classes called "Wine Regions of the World" at the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. All four sessions will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and each will conclude with tasting of regional wines.

Local wine educator Bruce Smith will lead the discussion, opening July 1 with "International Comparison of Rieslings." In this class and subsequent sessions, the differences in styles and characteristics, the varied geographical regions, and winemaking techniques will be featured.

Shifting focus to the wine regions of Italy, Smith will share his expertise July 8 with a class called "Central and Tuscany," and July 15 with "Umbria, Marche, Lazio and Abruzzo." The series concludes July 22 with a look at the wines of "Southern Italy and Sicily."

Participants must be at least 21 years of age, and be prepared to show their I.D.

Wine instructor and enthusiast, Bruce Smith.

Tuition and fees for each class are $35. To register, call (609) 570-3311 or e-mail For further information on all noncredit courses offered through the Center for Continuing Studies and to view the full course bulletin online, click here.

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