LMC offers guided tasting through Wines of the World

December 12, 2019

Candice Elders
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BENTON HARBOR, MI – What distinguishes the wines of one wine region from the wines of another? How does climate, grape variety, and winemaking practices affect the flavors of a particular wine?

Each Monday beginning Jan. 13, 2020, Lake Michigan College Enologist Amy Birk will answer such questions as she guides you on a global wine-tasting journey through Wines of the World, a 14-week community education class offered 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 13-April 27, 2020 in the new Welch Center for Wine and Viticulture on LMC's Benton Harbor campus.

"This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about wine," said Michael Moyer, Director of Wine and Viticulture Technology at Lake Michigan College. "Each week, we will learn about a different wine-producing region of the world and taste its wines."

Class lectures will focus on grape varieties, climatic considerations, winemaking practices, and laws governing wine production. Students will taste 4-5 new wines each class and develop sensory skills through guided tastings of both old world and new world wines.

Non-LMC students should sign up through Eventbrite to use this course as a non-credit, personal enrichment opportunity. This course runs concurrently with the credit course, Wines of the World II. A one-time $350-course fee pays for all 14 classes. Space is limited.

The Welch Center, the new $7 million, 14,000-square-foot teaching winery at 2774 E. Empire Ave. on LMC's Benton Harbor campus, is named in honor of Mike and Lisa Welch, longtime supporters of LMC. It is designed to provide Wine and Viticulture Technology students with a state-of-the-art environment to gain hands-on education in the art, science, and business of winemaking.

To register visit lakemichigancollege.edu/wines-of-the-world. For questions, email Becca Sonday.

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