Wine & Culinary Center expanding beer training offerings

Its name may be the New York Wine & Culinary Center, but the Canandaigua facility has been continually expanded its involvement in beer and spirits over the past several years.

This winter, it will be offering two standalone classes as well as the start of a five-part series that will run into late June.

The first event is an "Introduction to Craft Brewing," scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, February 3. Jim McDermott of Rohrbach Brewing Company of Rochester will bring his 20 years of brewing experience to a class that will include a discussion of the basics of beer making, including sensory attributes and review a variety of styles. It will include a small sampling of food to pair with New York State craft beers. Registration is $40.

A "Beer Service Class" is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, February 13. It will cover various parts of the industry, from styles to taste to glassware. Participants will be given a certificate that will allow them to take a cicerone (beer sommelier) certified beer server exam from home online. Registration is $90.

The five-part "Beer Industry Course" is scheduled for February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22 and June 26, running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The series, to be taught by Mike Friedle, a Certified Cicerone, is a development opportunity for industry professionals and beer connoisseurs to hone their skills in the three components of the Certified Exam: in-depth theory, preparation for blind beer tasting, and beer faults. Registration is $125 for each individual class, or $500 for the full five classes.

Full details and registration information are available online. The New York Wine & Culinary Center is located lakeside at 800 South Main Street in the small Ontario County city.
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