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{ }  47 { } 47 Wine Lover's Boot Camp Choose from 2, 3 or 5-day sessions. Price ranges from $895 to $2,195 per person. Discover tasting techniques and how to determine classic grape varieties. Learn how winemakers work their magic. Taste the magic of food and wine pairing. Weekend Wine Classes Offered Saturdays, 2 ½ hour weekend classes for just $95 per person. Here we focus on learning to Taste Like a Pro. Choose from: Getting Started The Classic Grapes Grape Discoveries The Winemaker's M agic And new this year . . . Grain, Water, and Hops – The Basics of Beer Eat. Drink. Learn. Meet our favorite vintners and beverage experts for a 1-hour class at the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies. Continue the conversa- tion and tasting over a 3-course dinner served al fresco, overlooking the vineyards of Napa Valley. This series runs through October. Check out our website for dates. $115 per person. Learn from the Experts • Mastering Wine with Karen MacNeil – A 5-day immersion in clas- sic grape varietals with particular attention paid to the winemak- ing and grape growing practices that cause a wine to taste the way it does. $1,200 per person. • Sensory Analysis of Wine with John Buechsenstein – Highly rec- ommended for wine, food, marketing, hospitality professionals and all serious lovers of wine. A 2-day "sense-by-sense" approach that will build wine tasting skills, vocabulary, and ability to record meaningful and descriptive tasting notes. $650 per person. • Marriage of Food & Wine with Chef John Ash – Learn from the Father of Wine Country Cuisine about the basics of tasting wine and how flavors in food and wine marry to make incredible pair- ings. 2 ½ hours, cost is $95 per person. Accelerated Wine and Beverage Certificate Program (AWBP) In just 30 weeks, gain the specialized knowledge, sensory experience, hands-on practice and extra credential to help you stand out and build your career in the front-of-the-house or beverage management. Learn more at PHOTO: KEITH FERRIS/THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA PHOTO: DAVID VERGNE/THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA Karen MacNeil lectures. Wine classes at the CIA are held in state-of-the-art class rooms, created for the ultimate wine tasting experience. Wines from around the world are poured and analyzed during classes at the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies. A Picture of Wine Studies Offered at The Culinary Institute of America Somm Journal June/July.indd 47 5/9/14 12:09 PM

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