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Improve Your Knowlege Over a Glass or Two of Wine

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Learn more about Gewurztraminers, Rieslings and other white wines.

Seminar is such a dry word that it has you reaching for a glass of whatever's handy in hopes of escaping the stuffiness of what's around you. Yet Culinaria is offering three seminars during its Festival Week that will have you reaching for your glasses in a refreshing new way. All three are grouped under the heading Taste Test Education, which sounds like more fun than, say, Russian Theory or Introduction to Medieval Technology. All are set for Saturday at Arcade Midtown Kitchen, 303 Pearl Parkway, and will entertain you while taking you to new places in the wine world. The schedule includes: "Gewurz – what?" at 1:30 p.m. The sweet wines that are much easier to taste than to pronounce. Sweet wines do not always equal dessert wines. In this Taste Test, we’ll examine the Gewürztraminers, Rieslings and other tasty white wines that are gaining respect and a following all their own. "Name That Price" at 3 p.m. It’s a fun, interactive, educational way to taste wine – as if wine tasting isn’t already fun? Using the senses and knowledge of wine, the challenge is to see if attendees can taste the difference and pick the correct value of the presented wines. Quality wines can be found at many price points. "Wine + Cocktails" at 4:30 p.m. A glass (or two) of wine stands strong on its own, but, these days, a cocktail incorporating wine is a whole new game. This progressive and modern seminar will explore the various cocktails made even better with the addition of wine. Each class is priced at $30 a person, but you can get a combo ticket to all three for $75. For tickets to any of Culinaria's events, click here.
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