On Oct. 9 and 10, HSA will offer a two-day, 10-hour introductory wine tasting course. The trial program will feature a blindfolded testing of 30 varieties of wine in addition to classes in wine jargon and matching wines with food.
“We want students to be able to tell the difference between a chardonnay, a cabernet and a riesling,” said HSA Manager Daniel A. Friedman ’06. “We want to demystify the wine list.”
The course, which can accommodate up to 25 participants, is only open to students over the age of 21 and costs $180. Online registration will begin next week and hardcopy forms are already available at the HSA office.
The wine tasting will build upon HSA’s successful Harvard Bartending Course. Now 32 years old, the course boasts over 35,000 graduates and, according to Friedman, is a significant source of income for HSA.
But unlike the wine tasting course, bartending is open to Harvard students of all ages because the class is taught with imitation alcohol and mixers.