Saturday, February 2, 2013

"Classic Wines" (Four-session class with tastings) - Houston, Texas

Monday, February 11, 2013 from 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Houston, Texas

Rice University - Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005

Cost: $295 for four-session course

Classic Wines
Four Mondays, February 11 and 25 and March 4 and 18, 2013, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Fee: $295   CEUs: 1.0   Limited enrollment

What makes a wine “a classic”? The answer can be found in wines from the great wine-growing regions of the old world and in the new world wines inspired by the great originals. Wine educator Bear Dalton will look at the originals — classic wines from the best and best-known wine-growing regions in the world. He will guide the class through tasting and discussion of wines from these regions. Each week you will taste both white and red wines, with sparkling and dessert wines served in selected sessions. Ten wines and two appropriate cheeses will be served during each class.

Topics will include the following:
• Bordeaux
• Champagne and Burgundy
• Chianti, Rioja and Port
• The Rhineland and the Rhone
• The new classics

Instructor: Charles M. Bear Dalton, fine wine buyer for Spec’s Liquor Stores, has been involved in every facet of the wine business and is a wine consultant for a variety of area businesses. He teaches wine courses for local and regional restaurants and the Wine School at Alliance Française de Houston, and has also taught at the Conrad Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston. Mr. Dalton has regular contact with winemakers and winery owners from around the world and travels extensively in the wine regions of California, Europe, South America and Australia. He was instrumental in founding and has served as chair of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Wine Competition Committee. Mr. Dalton is the recipient of My Table magazine’s 2008 Legend Award and has been teaching for the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies since 1988.

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