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Wine and Food Pairing Classes

Upcoming Classes

Robust Reds and Stinky Cheeses

Richard Vayda
Wednesday, January 25, 6:30-8:30pm
$95 • 1 session

Do you need an antidote for the cold weather? Can that antidote never be too rich or too flavorful? How about spending a whole evening with lush red wines from around the world and hearty cheeses that match them? Richard Vayda, ICE's Director of Wine Studies, will discuss cheesemaking and cheese service, as well as red wine and food pairing, as you sip and eat the evening away.

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Valentine’s Day Champagne Gala for Couples

Richard Vayda
Tuesday, February 14, 6:30-8:30pm
$300 for two • 1 session

ICE's resident sommelier, Richard Vayda, pulls out all the stops for this very special Valentine's Day celebration. For this delightful class, you will dine on beautiful hors d'oeuvres along with a select group of wines. Your evening begins with a discussion of the origin and making of sparkling wine, while tasting various examples—from non-vintage to vintage to rosé. The highlight of the tasting features a Prestige Cuvée Champagne paired with an American challenger. The class rounds out with students enjoying a buffet of classic luxury food matches while indulging in additional bubbly, making for a sparkling evening you'll always remember!

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Tapas and Spanish Wine Festival

Richard Vayda
Thursday, March 9, 6:30-8:30pm
$95 • 1 session

Whether you're looking for party ideas or just want to have a fun and fascinating time sampling wine and food pairings, this evening offers both inspiration and education. We'll take you on a whirlwind tour of Spain—the perfect setting for a fiesta! Focusing on delicious yet easy-to-prepare tapas, ICE resident sommelier Richard Vayda will guide you around some of the more interesting Spanish wine regions as you discuss and sample traditional tapas selections and remarkable wine pairings.

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Délices de France: French Wines and Cheeses

Thursday, March 30, 6:30-8:30pm
$95 • 1 session

What could be better than wine and cheese—except, perhaps, French wine and cheese! Join ICE's resident sommelier, Richard Vayda, for a tour of some of France's best offerings in each category. The class will include discussions of major French wine regions, as well as the origin and processes behind various cheese types, from fresh and creamy to aged and funky. Tastings and pairings of wide selection of both will highlight the evening.

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Italian Festival: Vino, Salume, e Formaggio

Wednesday, April 26, 6:30-8:30pm
$95 • 1 session

Prosecco, prosciutto, and provolone: Some of life’s simplest and tastiest pleasures come straight out of Italy. Join ICE Director of Wine Studies Richard Vayda for a delicious discussion, as you tour some of the major wine regions of Italy while tasting traditional cheeses and cured meats. Winemaking, as well as the production of cheeses and salami, will be covered. Throughout it all, you'll enjoy a variety of scrumptious Italian pleasures, from fresh and uncomplicated to rich and complex. Un vero festival!

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