Wine Appreciation Classes at WSU with Good Life Guy

2018 – Two great classes this Winter:

Food & Wine Pairing with Good Life Guy

While you can eat most anything with whatever wine you like, a little bit of knowledge and practical experience will go a long way to enhance your enjoyment. Each class will feature at least 6 wines to try with different small food items.

CLASS-1 The Cause and Effect of Wine and Food Pairing. We will review the basic aromas of wine, the primary tasting mechanisms and how our olfactory and gustatory system interprets the things we smell and taste. We’ll discuss cooking techniques, experiment with several different food items, spices, herbs and seasonings and their interaction with wines both white and red. Your nose and palate will leave this class tuned and ready for the next two classes.

CLASS-2 This class will focus on white wine and the foods that are enhanced by them. You will taste several different white wines and pair them with small bites selected by Guy.  From bone dry high acid whites to soft plush off-dry wines, we will explore the effects of different grape varieties, winemaker technique, the use of oak and how they work in concert to form an agreeable pairing.

CLASS-3 While similar to the white wine class, our focus will be on noble red grapes that make red wine perfect for an array of food items. From rich savory reds with integrated oak nuance, to soft plush red blends we will taste and explore in an effort to find the perfect match.

Class length: 3 weeks, Mondays, January 29 – February 12 – Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Instructor: Guy Bower, Sommelier & Host of The Good Life radio program on KNSS

Fee: $84 per person – Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliver (5015 E. 29th St. North, 67260)

Click here to register for Food & Wine Pairing with Good Life Guy

Napa & Sonoma American Viticultural Areas (AVA’s) Overview

This 2-class series will show you the diversity and characteristics of the top AVA’s in both Napa and Sonoma. While you may have visited or at least know of Napa and Sonoma, you may not have a good understanding as to why both wine growing regions are unique. Geographical, soil and climate differences are just part of the equation. You’ll learn more and taste wine from various sub-appellations in each of the classes. Each class will feature an in-depth presentation and lecture followed by a tasting of at least 6 wines from each region.

Class length: 2 weeks, Mondays, March 5 & 12 – Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Instructor: Guy Bower, Sommelier & Host of The Good Life radio program on KNSS

Fee: $69 per person – Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliver (5015 E. 29th St. North, 67260)

Click here to register for Napa & Sonoma American Viticultural Areas (AVA’s) Overview

WSU instructor BIO  –  Register on line or call 316 978-6493