If there were a college offering a degree in wine sipping and beer sampling, I’d apply for admission.
Wichita State University isn’t offering such a degree, but it is offering some noncredit, community education classes that will teach you how to drink with skill and know-how. Local wine expert Guy Bower of the “Good Life” radio show is teaching two classes. Wine Tasting and Enjoyment starts next week and is every Tuesday evening through Feb. 23. It’s a casual overview that will educate students on wine varieties and how to recognize them. It’s $106 a person. He’s also teaching an advanced version of the class Tuesday evenings March 8-28. It’s $121 a person.
Also, beer expert Rob Miller, the man behind Rob’s World of Beers at Goebel Liquor, 352 S. West St., is leading a class called Sampling Craft Beer that will offer tips on evaluating beer by appearance, smell and flavor. It meets Wednesday evenings starting next week and runs through Feb. 24. It’s $89 a person.
All of the classes include samplings, and they’re held at Hughes Metropolitan Complex at 29th and Oliver.
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Enrollment is open until the day the classes start at http://webs.wichita.edu or by calling 316-978-3731.