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Anonymous writes "Wine education is sweeping the nation... and it has arrived in Westchester! Starting in October, David Baer, former manager of The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, will be conducting a series of classes for wine consumers of all backgrounds. Through casual evening classes, he plans to explore the wines of the world in order to make wine stores and restaurant wine lists more accessible to his students.
“For thousands of years wine has been a part of the tradition at our dinner tables,” says Baer. “Unfortunately, our society has never adopted the great European tradition of wine as an everyday commodity. Instead, wine has become either lauded, feared, or worse, over-glorified. People should pay less attention to wine reviews and scores. I’m here to teach people that wine can be a great part of everyday life even without the benefit of a critic’s blessing.”
The classes, which will be held at St. Bartholomew’s Church in White Plains, are a perfect way to learn more about wine without the intimidation so often involved. Baer has been conducting wine tastings and classes since 1999, when he formed The Wine Tasting Thing. Since then he has consulted on restaurant wine lists, worked in wine retail, and is currently on the staff of a Westchester-based wine importer/distributor.
The class schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, October 13, 2004; 7-9pm
France - A survey of Alsace & the Loire Valley Crisp and fragrant white wines and earthy mild reds. Get to know these world class wine making regions so often overshadowed by Burgundy and Bordeaux.
Thursday, October 21, 2004; 7-9pm
Major Grape Varietals Learn what to expect from the big six grapes - Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir - the basis for the world’s classic wines.
Tuesday, October 26, 2004; 7-9pm
The Wines of Germany & Austria See how the coldest growing climates in the world turn out some of the raciest and most elegant wines you’ve ever tasted. These wine are mouth watering and incredibly fragrant. Prost!
Wednesday, November 3, 2004; 7-9pm
Old World/New World Discover classic European wines and their New World counterparts. See why Old World wines often don't show well unless served with food, while those from the New World often win blind tastings easily. Learn to predict which characteristics of a wine will be different based on its region of origin.
Thursday, November 11, 2004; 7-9pm
France - A survey of wines from Burgundy Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, & Gamay with a French accent!
Wednesday, November 17, 2004; 7-9pm
Australia & New Zealand Brilliant, fruit-forward, and bold… from the spiciness of Australian Shiraz to the clean, fresh cut grass and tropical aromas of NZ’s Sauvignon Blanc, these wines will certainly make an impression.
Tuesday, November 23, 2004; 7-9pm
The Wines of Northern Italy Wine is so deeply a part of this culture, it’s almost like breathing. But who can make sense of it all? When you’re done, you will know your Barberas from your Brunellos.
Classes will be held at St. Bartholomew's Church, 82 Prospect Street, White Plains , NY 10606.
Reservations can be made at www.winebaer.net or by calling David Baer at (914) 522-9363."
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