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Consumer Wine Education Series


Please join us for our upcoming consumer wine education series: A Wine Cuvee!

These popular classes fill up quickly and pre-registration is required. Hope to see you there!

When: Friday evenings from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Where: Mary Grupe Center on the Ellensburg campus. See the map at:

Who: The program is open to anyone who is interested in the exciting world of wine and is 21 years of age or older.

Be sure to register early as these popular classes fill up quickly! Seating is limited to sixty and pre-registration is required. There will be no at-the-door ticket sales.

1. Wildcats in Wine
Friday, October 12, 2012

Join us during CWU Homecoming to celebrate wines from wineries where CWU Alumni have made their home! As diverse as the campus community itself, you'll taste everything from sparkling, white, red and sweet. Come support your fellow Wildcats!

2. Non-Traditional Holiday Food and Wine Pairings
Friday, November 9, 2012

Tired of the same Gewurztraminer with Turkey? Why not add some spice to your holidays! In this class you will have the opportunity to test your palate with both food and wine. We'll work our way through salad, potatoes, turkey and dessert, each paired with a wine. Mix, match, and experiment for an overall evening of fun!

3. Winter Spirits
Friday, January 18, 2013

We all need something to warm our souls in the depth of winter. In this class we'll venture outside the wine world, not only to taste different spirits, but to learn about the countries, production, history and culture behind each drink. You'll sample Brandy, Rum, Bourbon, Scotch and Baileys Irish Cream. Even if you've always thought you don't like a certain drink, you might be surprised!

4. Red Wine and Chocolate
Friday, February 8, 2013

What is more tantalizing to the senses than chocolate? Add red wine! In this fun session, you'll be treated to an array of chocolates including milk, dark, salted, nutty and others along with various red wines such as Port, Syrah, Malbec, and Cabernet Sauvignon, just to name a few. And, we encourage you to wear red!

5. In the Dog House
Friday, March 1, 2013

Love Dogs? This class is just for you. Every wine will feature a dog theme or label. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Best Friends Animal Shelter Dog Town. Your participation will help with the care of these very special dogs.

"I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive."

- Gilda Radner

"There is honor in being a dog."


6. A Fresh Taste
Friday, April 12, 2013

Spring has arrived and summer is just around the corner! This class provides a "twist" for your palate. In the same vein as our Winter Spirits, you will enjoy the fresh taste of Spring Spirits. Open up your mind and palate and immerse yourself in the cultures and traditions of each beverage. Be transported to Southern Italy with Lemoncello, take a trip to Mexico with Tequila, enjoy London Gin, flavored vodka and a special surprise, sure to leave you with a smile.

Single class $39
Any three classes $99 ($18 Savings!)
All six classes $199 ($35 Savings!)

Payment must be made at the time of registration to secure your space. As per policy, refunds may only be granted if we receive notice of cancellation at least 10 days prior to class.

To Register, Call or Visit:
Central Washington University
Office of Continuing Education
400 E University Way
Barge 204
Ellensburg, WA 98926

The Consumer Series is an ongoing series of presentations and tastings provided by the World Wine Program at Central Washington University. There will be no at-the-door ticket sales. Payment must be made at the time of registration to secure your space. As per policy, refunds may only be granted if we receive notice of cancellation at least 10 days prior to class.

About your instructor

Amy Mumma

Amy Mumma founded the Central Washington University World Wine Program in 2003 to share her knowledge and love of wine. As program coordinator and lead instructor, her academic, trade, and consumer courses have reached thousands of people across the United States and around the world. Amy is a highly sought-after conference speaker, lecturer, and wine judge. She was awarded the prestigious title, Professional Wine Woman 2005-2006, the top award of the International Wine Women Awards competition in Paris, France. She holds an MBA in wine from the University of Bordeaux, the Advanced Certificate of Wine and Spirits from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London, and a Diploma of Tasting from the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France. The study and enjoyment of wine has been her lifelong passion and her mission is to teach others about the vast and exciting world of wine.

For questions or more information please contact us:

CWU World Wine Program
(509) 963-1754

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