What: The Philosophy of Wine: An Introduction
If you like wine, but don't feel completely comfortable with all the attending terminology and hoo-ha, this course will cover it and set you at ease in the process. We will discuss various grapes, wine-making regions, and vinification techniques. We will also look at how to buy wine in a restaurant as well as in a retail shop and further how to serve, taste, and more completely enjoy the wines you drink at home. This course seeks a balance between information and insight. Each session will be centered on tasting wines from important regions - including those in France, Italy, Germany, the US, and Spain â€“ and learning how to apply language to the experience of tasting and drinking them. Each of these points will be achieved through the weekly readings, discussions, and tastings--and really cool stories.
Who: Chad Arnold has been teaching at Saint Mary's College for 10 years, and has also taught literature and wine
appreciation classes at the University of California Extension and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.
His poetry has been published in a number of journals including Borderlands: The Texas Poetry Review, Inertia, Zaum, Daedalus, Coracle, and 20 Pounds of Headlights. If you have questions about the class, feel free to call Chad at 510-849-9557.
You must be 21 years old to enroll in this class.
Please bring at least 2 wine glasses to each session.
When: Thursday evenings, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Beginning July 9, and continuing on July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, and August 13.
Where: Dante Hall, Room 203, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga.
Registration deadline June 29. Space is Limited. Cost: $325.00.
To sign up: Please contact Grete Stenersen, Weekend College Director,
(925) 631-4162 or