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Wine and Food pairing workshop slated

Posted 9/20/2007

LAS VEGAS- If you’ve ever experienced that perfect pairing of wine and food, you know how magical it can be. In this one-day workshop you will learn the strategies used by Sommeliers and other slow food experts in pairing the perfect combination of food and wine. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) is sponsoring this one-day workshop on Saturday, October 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UNCE Lifelong Learning Center located at Windmill and Maryland Parkway. Blind wine tastings, combined with matched prepared cuisines, will reveal to you the power and reasoning behind the perfect match.

This workshop will be co-taught by Joe Gentry, a Sommelier for over thirty years, and Norma Poole, a Certified Sommelier as well as winemaker from the Napa Valley. Gentry has been privileged to work at some of the finest restaurants in the world-The French Laundry, The Culinary Institute of America, Greystone, and Cafe La Salle. Poole, who has made wine in the Napa Valley including Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay and currently the Sommelier at Bistro Zinc Restaurant, will lead the wine tastings and assist Gentry as he prepares different cuisines for your pairings. You might even pick up some food tips along the way!

This all-day event is $125 per person which includes all food and wine. Seating is extremely limited so please RSVP and register soon. Contact Bob Morris at 257-5509 or email him at morrisr@unce.unr.edu Workshop size is limited and students are encouraged to register early to insure a space in the class due to its high popularity. 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. For more information on UNCE, please visit www.unce.unr.edu .

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