Courses

Be a winemaker for the day! This hands-on wine blending session explores the many different ways in which a bottle of wine can come to be. Learn the history and unique characteristics of different wine styles then blend your own to create a wine that appeals to your very own taste. At the end of class, each student will go home with their own uniquely blended bottle of wine. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


Monday, November 4, 2019, Geist Beerworks
Parti-Gyle is a historic brewing technique that brewers still use to make two beers from a single mash. Learn about recipe design, sensory analysis and off-flavors while brewing your own Parti-Gyle mash on COCC's Sabco Brew System at Geist Beerworks in Redmond. Learn from a professional, award-winning commercial brewer in this hands-on class and find out how to get your "parti" started right. Students need to bring $15 cash or check to the first class to cover the cost of materials and beer samples. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID. Brewing experience helpful but not necessary.


October 12, 2019 to November 16, 2019, Geist Beerworks
This class takes a peek at two different varieties of grapes used to make two different styles of wine. Taste and explore the varieties of red and white wines created by different grapes grown in vineyards around the world. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


Monday, October 7, 2019, Geist Beerworks
This course is designed for those who like wine and want to know more about it, and for those who would like to enjoy wine and just don't know where to begin. Start with a tasting and analysis of the basic components of wine - sugar, acid, tannin, and alcohol, the foundation required to knowledgeably taste and analyze wines. Discover some of the most important wine grapes and wine regions by tasting, discussing, and scoring several wines. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


Saturday, November 16, 2019, CUL 120