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Wine and Beverage 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. 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. Most courses cost $35 per person unless otherwise noted. 

 

Fall 2019 Wine and Beverage Classes

 

Rosé

September 17

As Madeline Puckett (Wine Folly blogger) says, “Rosé is a state of mind.” Join us for this lovely wine as Craig Locasio, training manager for BreakThru beverage, takes us through many of its iterations (some may surprise you!). Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. $35 per person.

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Bourbon

October 15

Whiskey Ambassador Jim Laminack is going to join Craig Locasio, training manager for BreakThru beverage, for this one! Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. $35 per person.

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Wines of South America

November 12

There is some great juice coming from this part of the world. Join us as Craig Locasio, training manager for BreakThru beverage, deciphers wine coming from this part of the Southern Hemisphere. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. $35 per person.

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Rare & Boutique Wines

December 3

This course is one of our most popular! Craig Locasio, training manager for BreakThru beverage, digs deep to find outstanding examples of wines in this category. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. $95 per person.

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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.


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