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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 Wine and Beverage 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. 

 

Spring 2020 Wine and Beverage Classes

 

Scotch

January 21

Do barrels really make a difference? Join us as we explore scotch, paying close attention to the aging process. Light hors d’oeuvres will also be served. $45 per person.

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Female Winemakers

February 4

Women come up with some pretty interesting interpretations of how wine should be made! Light hors d’oeuvres will also be served. $45 per person.

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Bordeaux Deconstructed

February 25

Did you know that Bordeaux is almost always a blend? Here we are going to explore each of the main grape varietals that historically (and legally) are permitted in a Bordeaux blend. Light hors d’oeuvres will also be served. $45 per person.

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Grenache/Garancha

March 24

Would it surprise you to know that Grenache is responsible for some of the most delicious and expensive wine in the world? Come check it out!  Light hors d’oeuvres will also be served. $45 per person.

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Riesling

April 14

Explore Riesling, an aromatic white variety that can produce white wines ranging in style from bone-dry to very sweet. Light hors d’oeuvres will also be served. $45 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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