Seacoast Center Wine Series - Date Changes

Tuesday, December 18, 2007
SNHU Communications Office

Southern New Hampshire University’s Seacoast Center and A Grape Affair is offering a series of wine classes for novices and pros: 

Introductory Open House
Friday, Jan. 11, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Comparative Tasting Class
Fridays, March 7, March 14, March 21 and March 28
5 p.m. to7 p.m.
This four-week class will cover horizontal and vertical tastings and the differences between old world and new world, California and Washington, 2000 and 2001, and 2002 and 2003. A great exercise for your palate.

Uncorked Level One
Mondays, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
$55 per class; $195 for the series
Week 1 – Tasting Basics 
Train your senses to recognize distinct flavor profiles (such as lemon, honey, chocolate, grass and more) via an extensive and fun   component-tasting exercise. (Afterwards you'll have a leg up on most wine professionals.) In this class you will learn:
 the basics of tasting wine -- the five S's.
 how to talk the talk -- learning wine vocabulary
 a comparison of wines and flavor profiles, and how to recognize them through tasting nine different wines.
 the grapes
 a short background on wine: history, process and breakdown of components.

Week 2
Learn how to make more informed, smarter wine purchases. In this class you will learn about wine regions of importance and how to:
 read a wine label without confusion.
 navigate a wine shop.
 choose wine for others.
 talk the talk (more wine vocabulary).

Week 3 – Wine Regions

Week 4
Put your newly acquired wine knowledge to use. In this class you will learn how to:
 determine your wine palate.
 pair food and wine. 
 order wine in a restaurant.
 create your own at-home tastings/form a tasting group.
 find wine gems in the stores
 choose food-friendly wines, from sparkling to dessert

Uncorked Level Two – Becoming Proficient
Mondays, March 31, April 7, April 14 and April 21 
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
$55 per class; $195 for the series
This course goes into greater depth than Uncorked 101. It will cover several of the world's most important geographical areas and include comprehensive comparative tastings.

Components Class
Friday, April 11
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Train your senses to recognize distinct flavor profiles via an extensive and fun component tasting exercise.

Preregistration is required. Please contact Carla Snow at 603.433.0160 with questions. SNHU employees will receive a 10-percent discount.

About the Presenter
Carla Snow’s study of wine began during 20 years of working in restaurants across the United States. She earned culinary and sommeliers certificates from Australia’s Le Cordon Bleu. She then moved on to Bordeaux and then Rhone to apprentice with the world’s best wine makers.

Upon her return to her home state of New Hampshire, Snow began working with a local wine importer and distributor, sharing her skill and passion and extending her knowledge of wine. While teaching classes around the Seacoast and at Southern New Hampshire University in Portsmouth, she continues her own studies and continues to be an involved member of the Society of Wine Educators. 

Snow has consulted for shops and restaurants, including Durham Marketplace, The Dunaway Restaurant, Blue Mermaid Island Grill, Robert's Maine Grill, Portsmouth Brewer, and Hilton Garden Inn.

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