Get ready for a fun-filled five days that will take your wine knowledge to new heights and kick-start your exploration of the fascinating world of grape varieties, terroir, winemakers, and winemaking practices.
In the company of fellow wine aficionados and with the expert guidance of the CIA’s wine faculty, you will learn how to make wine a regular part of your lifestyle. You will get to know the personalities of the wines made from the world’s major white and red wine grapes. You’ll also visit a vineyard and a winery to understand the impact of “place” on a wine and discover how winemakers influence a wine’s flavor, style, and price. And through guided tastings in our state-of-the-art wine tasting classroom, you will learn how to evaluate a wine and explore the basic principles of wine and food pairing.
To wrap up your adventure, you and your fellow Boot Campers will even prepare a delicious meal and pair each course with wines to enjoy together and celebrate your newfound knowledge.
The dress code for this course is business casual. Blue jeans, shorts, tank tops, and open-toed sandals are not permitted. When visiting vineyards and wineries, sturdy, flat-soled shoes are required. Please refrain from wearing strong fragrances or cologne, as they will interfere with your learning experience as well as that of fellow students. Additional items such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats are suggested during the summer months as well as warm jackets during winter months.
this class is open to students 21 years and older.