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From the rolling hills of rosemary, thyme and lavender, to the seaside of the Mediterranean where local fisherman bring in their daily haul, the region in and around Provence evokes sights, smell and flavors like few others. Join Adam Centamore as he gives you guided tasting of the food, wine, history, culture and more of this French wonderland. You'll be booking flights and renting "bicyclettes" in no time!

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/22/2017

Instructor : Adam Centamore 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Hand-selected single barrel bourbons paired with some catered BBQ!  This is a dinner-style event, so bring your appetites.  A variety of the rarest and finest bourbons (you might not be able to buy), in different mash bills and agings will accompany the BBQ.  All inclusive- good conversation, exceptional food, and education about Bourbons and whiskey food-pairing techniques.  

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $30.00

Schedule : Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/27/2017

Instructor : Randall Bird 

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From the sun-drenched shores of Siracusa to the white sands of Cagliari, the islands dotting the Tyrrhenian Sea boast amazing cuisines and equally amazing wines. Sadly, not enough people know about these culinary wonderlands. It's time to change that. Spend an evening with wine & cheese nerd (and island enthusiast) Adam Centamore exploring the cheeses and wines that put Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica on the map! You'll sample a range of cheeses and condiments that really show the amazing breadth of styles and flavors being made. Alongside these magnificent nibbles you'll sip on a variety of amazing wines that grew up in the same place. Set sail on a delicious island wine and cheese adventure!  

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/28/2017

Instructor : Adam Centamore 

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- Empanadas - Grilled Chicken with Chimichurri (Contains Cilantro) - Dulce de Leche Argentina is now seen the world over as the home to some of the greatest meat cookery, wines and other incredible dishes in the modern world. Come join Genevieve Forde and learn and taste your way through the food, products, wine, food history and culture of this fascinating South American land. Get on it Gauchos! 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/29/2017

Instructor : Genevieve Forde  

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Join author of Tasting Wine and Cheese: An Insider's Guide to Mastering the Principles of Pairing, Adam Centamore, for an evening of learning the basics of cheese! You'll learn the basics of selecting cheese, what to look for when tasting cheese, how to pair it with various condiments and beverages like wine and beer, and tips and tricks on how to present your own cheese board.  

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 07/12/2017

Instructor : Adam Centamore 

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With environmental threats to the future of bees, many have been taking more of an interest in the incredible world of honey and beekeeping. Honey expert and our own resident beekeeper, Marianne Staniunas, will not only give you a guided tasting through some incredible honeys from all over the world (paired with wines and cheeses!), but she'll also give you an insight into the basics of beekeeping. You'll be able to become a hive-master in no time!

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 07/12/2017

Instructor : Marianne Staniunas 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Get out your new pens and notebooks (and thirsty palates!) ready, and head back to the classroom for a primer on Tequila Custom Blending! We will learn the basics of Tequila, then blend a custom Reposada Tequila for a small take-home sample!  Small Plate Tacos and appetizers, plus a quick tour of Mezcals!

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $30.00

Schedule : Mon 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 07/17/2017

Instructor : Randall Bird 

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Come embrace summer in Italy and take a culinary tour of the island of Sicily! You'll taste the wines, cheese, dishes and more that make up this fascinating and romantic destination. You'll learn about the food culture, history, production methods and more. Think wine can't taste like a volcano? Come learn otherwise! 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; 1 session on 07/29/2017

Instructor : Adam Centamore 

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What better way to usher in the summer months than with bright, lively cheeses and a glass (or three) of refreshing wine? Join wine and cheese nerd Adam Centamore for an evening celebrating the summer solstice. You'll sample cheeses and condiments from Europe and closer to home that show what summer fun is all about!

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 08/02/2017

Instructor : Adam Centamore 

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Our own native Spaniard, Luis de Haro, is back to take you on a tasting journey of Spain's greatest regional treasures! In this class, your mind and your taste buds will explore the incredible Valencia. Paella isn't the only thing on offer here, and you'll learn about the products, dishes, wines and more that make this place so special. Food culture, history, and incredible eating all in one class!

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Fri 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 08/04/2017

Instructor : Luis de Haro 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Come learn about the incredible world of honey! Honey expert and cheesemonger, Marianne Staniunas, will be here to teach you and taste you through some of the most remarkable single-origin honeys from across the globe. She'll pair them with some incredible regional cheeses, wines and more in this class that will put you on the path to a sweet, sticky obsession!  

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 08/08/2017

Instructor : Marianne Staniunas 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Beer & Cheese lovers unite! Pairing expert and author, Adam Centamore, will be here to drop his extensive knowledge about the tastiest craft beers and artisan cheeses the USA has to offer. You'll discover new pairing possibilities, learn about production techniques and the people behind them, and discover why beer and cheese are a match made in heaven!

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 08/09/2017

Instructor : Adam Centamore 

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