This 4-part series serves as a study of the relationship between the elements of taste, aromas, and flavors that impact the pairing of food and wine. Topics include learning how to use your senses when tasting wine and food, the basics of the vineyard and winemaking, wine appreciation and a systematic approach to food and wine pairing.
You will gain a solid understanding of the role of taste when making food and wine matches, basic wine knowledge including how wine is made, the effects of geography of wine flavors, and why wine is food. You will also gain a practical understanding of why different wines work with different foods.
This 4-part series includes:
- Session 1: Elements of Taste, Viticulture and Viniculture
- Session 2: Wine Tasting-Learning to Appreciate Diversity
- Session 3: Basics of Creating Excellent Food and Wine Matches
- Session 4: Complex Food and Wine Pairing
About the Instructor:
Chef Steve Crisler, Certified Executive Chef and Winedude, was born with barbecue in one hand and a bottle of Screaming Eagle in the other. Not content to beg for wine in Texas, he went to the source working in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s an honors grad of the California Culinary Academy and once owned the third largest catering company in Silicon Valley. A specialist at wine and food pairing, Chef Steve has spent many years and many cases of wine to understand the complex balance of why wine and food go together. For the Fairmont Hotel, Chef Steve created 50 eight-course dinner menus for 75 different wineries without duplicating a single menu. His career has spanned the globe in an unerring search for that perfect match.
Now, he’s happy to be home and sharing with the students of St. Philip’s College. Come learn his systematic approach to marrying wine and food because it’s more fun than you think. Sign up now before it’s too late.
Big reds and Barbecue forever!
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- $185 per person, includes all four sessions; wine and food included
- Must be paid at least 3 days prior to the first day of class
How to Register:
- Take advantage of the student self-service registration which allows you to register yourself from any computer with internet access.
- Use this registration guide to enroll in the course.