PAC Wine Appreciation: An Introduction to Texas Wines

PAC Wine Appreciation: An Introduction to Texas Wines

This event is meant for those who have a burgeoning interest in wines and wish to develop their palette further by learning more about the characteristics and the finer points of appreciating wine – in particular: Texas wines! All participants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of registration.

For a small fee of $150, you will be able to sample and evaluate the main wines produced by four different establishments – refreshments provided. This fee covers your enrollment for a 4-week Texas Wines Introduction course.

Each week you will visit, sample, and evaluate the wines featured by the respective establishment. By visiting the vineyards, you will become increasingly familiar with the key factors that influence the characteristics of the wines. The key factors include: soil, climate, grape variety, and aspects of the production and maturation process. Using the worksheet provided, you will apply the WSET method of describing wines and become knowledgeable with these key factors that affect the characteristic of wines.

Course Details
$150/Participant: 4-Week Wine Appreciation Course: An Introduction to Texas Wines

• Week 1 – Pedernales Cellars (Presenter: Dr. Julie Kuhken)
o Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021
o Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

• Week 2 – Bending Branch Winery (Presenter: Jennifer McInnis)
o Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
o Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

• Week 3 – Ron Yates Wines (Presenter: Ron Yates)
o Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
o Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

• Week 4 – Duchman’s Family Winery (Presenter: Tommy Wellford)
o Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
o Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Two special events can be purchased separately for an additional fee (see details below).

$175/Participant: Wine Pairing with Celebrity Chef Brian West
• Special Event at Copa Wine Bar
o A 3-course meal, lecture, and wines will be provided
o Class maximum is 20 participants
o Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
o Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

$50/Participant: Wine Appreciation Sponsored by Pedernales Cellars, Bending Branch, Ron Yates Wines, Duchman’s Family, and HEB
• Special Event at Palo Alto College’s Performing Arts Center
o Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
o Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Your facilitators for these events will be Prof. Joseph Coppola and Dr. Raymond Pfang. Joseph has considerable knowledge of wines and is chair of Palo Alto College’s Viticulture and Oenology Program. Dr. Pfang is dean of professional & technical education at Palo Alto College and has been certified with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET, Level 1) since 1999.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Joseph Coppola

Please note that each person will need to complete separate orders.

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