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Learn grapes and wine at CUVEE

CUVEECanopyManagement250_1The Cornell University Viticulture and Enology Experience is a week-long professional studies course sponsored by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions July 17 to 22.

The course pairs pairs enologist Kathy Arnink and viticulturist Alan Lakso with leading Finger Lakes wine professionals exploring the science of grape growing and wine making.

Based on Cornell University’s Ithaca campus and environs, participants will:

  • Learn the principles and practical methods of growing quality wine grapes around the world and the complex interactions of climate, soil and culture (i.e., terroir).
  • Receive hands-on experience with vine management.
  • In the winery and lab, learn the principles and processes of wine making, wine analysis, and sensory perception, as well as develop their own custom wine blends.
  • Enjoy special wine tastings and explore wine-food interactions.
    Visit wineries, speak to their owners to obtain an insider’s view of the wine business.
  • Dine with leading growers, winemakers, and faculty.

CUVEE welcomes people with a passion for grapes and wine:

  • Wine enthusiasts.
  • Individuals interested in growing grapes to produce wine for pleasure or for commercial purposes.
  • Anyone contemplating purchasing, investing in, or opening a winery.
    Wine professionals such as merchants, restaurateurs, chefs and sommeliers.
  • Anyone with a keen interest in understanding the nuts and bolts of growing grapes and making wine.

More information.

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