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Saturday wine appreciation workshop slated

Posted 8/5/2007

Las Vegas - The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) will be sponsoring a one-day workshop on wine appreciation on Saturday, August 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UNCE Lifelong Learning Center located at Windmill and Maryland Parkway. Workshop size is limited and students are encouraged to register early to insure a space in the class due to its high popularity.

During the workshops students will learn new wine tasting techniques and personalize their wine vocabulary as they participate in blind tastings of a variety of fine wines from all over the world. The worshop is designed to empower students when choosing wines while dining at fine resturants as well as purchasing from local wine shops or grocery stores.

The instructor, Norma Poole, uses the Deductive Wine Tasting Approach with an emphasis on senory evaluation enabling students to identify a wine before it is tasted and talk about that wine with confidence.

Poole holds an Intermediate and Advanced Certificate for the Master of Wine as well as degrees in Viticulture and Enology. Over the last 10 years Poole has made wine in the Napa Valley producing Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay and currently the General Manager and Sommelier at Bistro Zinc Resturant located in Lake Las Vegas.

Registration for the class can be obtained by calling 257-5555 and having the form faxed, mailed or emailed. There is a $50 per person fee for the one-day workshop.

For more information about the seminar or directions, please contact Bob Morris at (702) 257-5509 or e-mailed morrisr@unce.unr.edu . The UNCE Lifelong Learning Center is located at 8050 S. Maryland Parkway (I- 215 and Windmill Lane).

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is an educational outreach arm of the University that extends unbiased, research-based knowledge to local communities. Educational programs are developed based on local needs, often in partnership with other agencies and volunteers.

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