Monday, January 2, 2012

wine education classes in january

Finger Lakes Community College and the New York Wine and Culinary Center are joining together to offer five single-session wine education classes in January.
Classes vary by topic, duration and price and are held at the New York Wine and Culinary Center, 800 S. Main St. Canandaigua.

Jan. 7, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: Seasonal Chef Demo and Wine Pairing: Participants watch a chef create a recipe from seasonal New York state ingredients and eat a lunch-sized portion paired with two different New York wines. Cost: $30.

Jan. 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Seasonal Chef Demo with Wine & Beer Pairing: Participants watch a chef prepare a recipe using seasonal New York ingredients and eat a lunch-sized portion paired with one New York wine and one New York craft beer. Cost: $30.

Jan. 14, 3-5 p.m.: Wine and Food Flavor Pairing: This is an in-depth class designed to give a strong foundation in wine and food pairing. Participants taste six different food flavors and discover how they pair with six different wine styles. Foods provided are samples, not intended as a meal. Cost: $40.

Jan. 28, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: Winter Wine and Food Pairing: Participants taste three appetizer-sized foods that emphasize seasonal ingredients and discover how the flavors change when paired with three different styles of wine. Cost: $25.

Jan. 28, 3 to 5 p.m.: Red, Red Wine: This class reviews the major varieties and styles of red wine with samples from New York and the rest of the world. Participants learn how certain foods and serving techniques can help red wines taste their best. The class includes eight premium red wines and a small food sampling plate. Cost: $40.

Register at the New York Wine and Culinary Center website at www.nywcc.com.
For information, contact Colleen Aiezza in the FLCC Professional Development and Continuing Education office, at aiezzaca@flcc.edu or (585) 785-1906.