Foundations in Wine for the Industry Professional and Connoisseur
From server/bartender to Sommelier, retail or trade representative, to serious wine enthusiast, learn the basics of the wine industry, including wine production, styles, regions, and service, and how to properly taste and assess wine like a professional. Food and wine pairing, understanding the components of wine, and regional overview of major production regions, are covered. The goal is to build a solid foundation of wine knowledge for anyone considering a career in the wine industry, as well as for the avid consumer.
Instructor: Brian Mitchell is a 20-year wine industry veteran with experience in tasting, recommending, and selling wines from around the world. He is currently the Corporate Beverage Director for the Max Restaurant Group. He holds the Level 4 Diploma from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust and is a Certified Specialist in Wine. He has traveled extensively in world wine regions and has been teaching
professional and private wine classes for many years.
CRN 12236 | Fee: $220
2 Saturdays | 3/1-3/8
9 AM-2 PM | GPA GP214
Materials fee that cover wine-tasting for both sessions: $85, payable to instructor at the beginning of the first class.
Students should bring a lunch and munchies to go with the wine-tasting. Please note: You must be at least 21 years old to enroll in the class; IDs will be checked in class.
Phone-in Registration 860-512-3232
(using MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card)
Monday-Friday • 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.