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Wine and Beer Classes

McCutchen House is your go-to wine and beer education center. Sit back, relax and enjoy exploring wines and beers from regions far and near—and always with great food pairings from our chefs. Discover how to compliment the flavors of your favorite foods while learning about the art and science behind producing these pallet-pleasing beverages! Our classes are offered through the Culinary and Wine Institute during Fall and Spring semesters. 

All of our classes are offered at the McCutchen House, located on the historic Horseshoe, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. All courses cost $65 unless otherwise noted. 

FALL 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Unusual Varietals

With more than 2,000 grape varieties grown worldwide, we should get started tasting! Join Brian and Sandy as we explore some of the unique, unusual and very tasty varietals and the foods that compliment them. $65.00 per person. Register now. 

Tuesday, September 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

South African Wines

South Africa, the world's eighth largest producer of wine, makes everything from crisp, vibrant Sauvignon Blancs and Chenin Blancs to structured, serious Cabernet Sauvignons, Syrahs, and red blends in a style that is somewhere between Old World and New World. Taste selections of their best wines, and enjoy food pairings chosen by Chef Hay. $65 per person. Register now.

Tuesday, October 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Craft Beer

In heaven there is no beer (supposedly)—that's why we drink it here, especially in October! Back by popular demand, join us to taste interesting craft beer styles and the foods that make them even more delicious. $65 per person. Register now.

Tuesday, November 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

New Zealand Wine

The world's most southerly wine region produces distinctive styles from familiar grapes. Sample these delicious libations with us and taste Chef Hay's interpretation of the right food pairing. $70 per person. Register now.

Tuesday, December 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Rare Boutique Wines

One of our most popular classes! We wrap up the fall semester series with these delicious but hard-to-find wines. We'll also pair these wines with foods of the same rare and boutique character.  $99 per person. Register now.

Location and Parking

Parking is available in the lot immediately behind the McCutchen House, and can be accessed from Pendleton Street. When traveling East on Pendleton from Assembly, the entrance to the lot is after your second light (at Pendleton and Marion) on your right. Please do not park in reserved or handicapped spaces unless you have the appropriate tag. Look for the black awning with "Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management," and follow the sidewalk to the front of the building and up the staircase.

When parking is not available in the lot, please use metered street parking.