Join us for a night out at recently opened restaurant CRISP Rochester
in the Swillburg neighborhood! This class will explore a range of red and pink wines from various regions, and examine specific characteristics that pair them with a range of dinner entrees. Learn the difference between light and full-bodied wines, and discuss what features augment or detract from the wines and the dinner menus, based upon various combinations of factors.
Please note: Wine for tasting and light snacks will be provided. For a full meal, students are encouraged to make dining reservations
before or after class. Gratuity is not included in the ticket cost. Attendees must be 21+ to participate in tasting.Age
This class is appropriate for ages 21+.
This class will take place indoors at CRISP Rochester, located at 819 S Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you would like to request a sign language interpreter or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form
. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).
About the teacher:
Bruce Smoller began his exploration of wine many years ago, when he lived close to Napa Valley. His serious study began in earnest when he moved to Rochester seven years ago. Bruce enrolled in the Wine and Spirits Educational Trust program of wine sciences and is currently working through level 4 (diploma) of the series. He has diversified his wine studies, completing French Wine Scholar, Italian Wine Scholar and Spanish Wine Expert exams, along with Master level courses in the wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Alsace, Rhone Valley, Loire Valley, and Rioja. Along the way, Bruce has also completed courses in fine wines of Napa Valley, Oregon, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Portugal, Argentina, Champagne and Switzerland. He otherwise spends his time working as a Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry where he serves as the Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
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