Monday, April 11, 2005

Culinary Institute of America offering free wine class

The Culinary Institute of America (or CIA) is offering a free online class called "A Taste of Wine," as a way of enticing people to take a full course. The class claims to cover three of the world's top grape varieties in detail - where they grow, how they're made into wine, what foods work best with them, and the like. They also outline simple wine tastings you can do at home, suggest various recipes from the CIA archives, and give you your first chance to interact with some of the CIA staff. It looks pretty cool, for being free and all - I'm thinking of trying it out myself. (Thanks to Saucy magazine for pointing this out.)