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C5 Wine Appreciation - An Introduction

Description: This class will focus on the nature and quality of fine wines. It will begin with a discussion of the history of wine in Europe and how wine made its way to America and Virginia. The process of growing the grapes and creating the wines will be described. Class members will have the opportunity to taste several different types of wines, mainly from Virginia, and learn how to identify the character of fine wine. We will tour at least one local winery.

Instructor: Jim Benedict
is a JMU Emeritus Professor of Psychology, and has 20 years of experience growing several varieties of French grapes. He is the owner of a local vineyard that has sold grapes to seven different Virginia wineries.

Suggested Reading:
Leahy, R.G. Beyond Jefferson's Vines: the Evolution of Quality Wine in Virginia, 2012.

Additional Fees:
$10-20 for wine tasting, payable to the instructor at the first class.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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