Learn proper wine-tasting technique

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The Community Education department at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos is offering a class in Wine Tasting Technique along with a winery tour at the Estrella del Norte Vineyard and Winery near Santa Fe.
The class is from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The Estrella del Norte Vineyard and Winery is located at 106 N. Shining Sun. Driving directions to the vineyard are available on the Estrella del Norte website at estrelladelnortevineyard.com.
Liz Berdugo, a European trained and Italian-certified sommelier, will teach participants the finer points of wine tasting technique. Estrella del Norte owner, Eileen Reinders, will then treat the class to a winery tour in which she will show all the steps involved in growing grapes and producing wine in Northern New Mexico.
“This is the perfect opportunity for wine enthusiasts and novices alike to experience Northern New Mexico wines at the source, while relaxing on the winery’s patio, practicing their new wine tasting skills,” UNM-LA Community Education Director Eva Artschwager said.
She stressed that no previous wine experience is required to take this class and in the case of rain, the class will be moved inside the winery.
The price for the class is $65 payable to UNM-LA at the time of registration, along with a $10 plus tax wine fee paid to Estrella del Norte on the day of the tasting.
Those wishing to gain more knowledge and confidence in selecting wines are encouraged to register now since space is limited for the class.
For more information and registration instructions, visit, losalamos.unm.edu/community-education/index.html, and look for the Register for Experience New Mexico Classes link.
For more information about other UNM-LA Community Education classes, call 662-0346 or email at commed@unm.edu.