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The CIA at Copia is offering the following classes this week:

Wednesday, April 18

— How To: Taste Wine in 90 Seconds – Napa Valley Vintners Theater, 6–7:30 p.m., $35

Eventbrite link: goo.gl/iWhR7m

In this class, you’ll taste five wines, learn the lingo, understand what you prefer, and how to enjoy it with food, family, and friends. You’ll leave with a practical, fun, and common sense way to appreciate, record, and remember the wines you’ve tasted so you can find more wines you want to drink and avoid the ones you don’t. Ages 21 and over.

Thursday, April 19

— Chef’s Class: CIA Farm to Table – Napa Valley Vintners Theater, 1:30–2:30 p.m., $30

Eventbrite link: goo.gl/bZsfJ6

Learn tips, tricks, and techniques to use the best of your farmers’ market finds. This class, in partnership with our CIA Farm Manager, Matthew Gunn, creates seasonal dishes based on what is available in the garden and farm at the CIA.

Friday, April 20

— Pairing Basics: Basic Flavor Interactions – Napa Valley Vintners Theater, 1:30–3 p.m., $35

Eventbrite link: goo.gl/AWgZ79

Starting with an unseasoned “blank canvas,” you’ll learn how 12 different food components, including examples of salt, spice, sweet, acid, fat, and umami interact with four different styles of wine. You’ll learn and taste the various ways to enhance either the flavor of the wine or the flavor of the food. Ages 21 and over.

— The Chef’s Table: Food for Entertaining – Napa Valley Vintners Theater, 5–7 p.m., $150

Eventbrite link: goo.gl/3BCZGY

Gather round the table in the Napa Valley Vintners Theater demonstration kitchen and watch chefs at work, learning tips and techniques along the way. Class instruction will include creating everything from starters to main dishes, along with entertaining tips. Ages 18 and older.

Saturday, April 21

— Creative Plant-Based Meals (Hands-on Class) – Hestan Kitchen, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., $250

Eventbrite link: goo.gl/MJb7cQ

Delve into plant-forward dishes that incorporate flavorful ingredients, without taking away everything you love about meat-based protein.

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This hands-on class will explore favorite recipes and ideas for making them healthier with fruits and produce, whole grains, nuts and seeds, legumes and beans. Ages 18 and older.

— Somm’s Class: What We’re Drinking Now – Napa Valley Vintners Theater, 6–7 p.m., $30

Eventbrite link: goo.gl/47wr1S

Discover what adventurous and tasty wines and other beverages the insiders think you should be drinking right now. Ages 21 and older.

Sunday, April 22

Family Funday: Ramen at Home – Napa Valley Vintners Theater, 1:30–2:30 p.m., $15

Eventbrite link: goo.gl/xTxQsf

Learn what makes a ramen noodle so unique and the technique to a perfectly smooth, balanced broth comparable to the very best from Japan. Fun for ages 4+. All children must be accompanied by at least one adult. All adults must be accompanied by at least one child. Parents and guardians are responsible for the supervision and behavior of minors while on a CIA campus or in attendance at a CIA-sponsored event.

More information about activities at the CIA at Copia is at ciaatcopia.com

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