CIA presents wine series in Napa

2013-10-17T19:27:00Z CIA presents wine series in NapaRegister staff Napa Valley Register
October 17, 2013 7:27 pm  • 

The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone is introducing a new “Exploring Napa Valley Wine” series at 500 First St., Napa, the former Copia space, on select weekends from Oct. 18 to Dec. 29.

The programs are presented by CIA staff and designed for wine novices as well as connoisseurs.

“We are very excited to bring life back to this incredible facility,” said Mark Erickson, a certified master chef and CIA provost. “We look forward to working with the Napa Valley community to unlock the full potential of the property and allow it to live up to its original promise.”

The classes include:

• “Before You Taste, Become Winewise” is offered from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 29, Dec. 13 and Dec. 27. This is a starter course that provides an overview of Napa along with tasting advice.

• “California’s Best Cheeses and the Wines That Love Them” is offered from 10:30 to noon on Saturday.

• “Secret Wines of Napa Valley” is offered from 3-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, Nov. 9, Nov. 30, Dec. 14 and Dec. 28.

• “Napa Valley vs. the World” is offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Dec. 1, Dec. 15 and Dec. 29. This class offers a comparative tasting of Napa Valley, New Zealand, Italian and French wines.

The classes are 90 minutes long and cost $40. To register for classes, visit or call 707-967-1100.

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