Community House Offers Wine Tasting Classes

The Rochester Community House continues to offer a variety of enrichment classes for people of all ages and interests with fall sessions under way now. Coming soon are wine classes focusing on The Power Wines and Game Wine Tasting.

In The Power Wines, go around the world looking for the best expression of Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah. Loire Valley vs. New Zealand/California vs. Australia. Market research is showing these two are the most popular wines right now. Class members will taste these wines from different parts of the globe and decide for whether these varietals are up to par. The class will be 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27.

The Game Wine Tasting class will focus on pairing wines to game. Discover the big bold wines that can stand up to big bold tastes of game meat. These wines have flavors that really pack a wallop. Grenache is known for its peppery, earthy style, Syrah for its meaty, bacon nose. Pinot Noir for blueberry flavors that pair really well with certain fowl. A couple whites also will be thrown in just for starters and fun. The class will be 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10.

The cost for each class is $22. Colette Comeau, a Rochester resident, achieved Certified Sommelier status with the Court of Master Sommeliers in Kansas City and will be leading both sessions. She works with Jean-Jacques Fertal at Eagle Eye Imports.

Pre-registration is required for all classes. Call 248-651-9754 or visit Rochester Community House is at 816 Ludlow in Rochester.  

Andrea Walker

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