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Wine and Beer Classes

McCutchen House is your go-to wine and beer education center. Sit back, relax and enjoy exploring wines and beers from regions far and near. Discover how to compliment the flavors of your favorite foods while learning about the art and science behind producing these pallet-pleasing beverages! Our classes are offered through the Culinary and Wine Institute during fall and spring semesters. 

All of our classes are offered at the McCutchen House, located on the historic Horseshoe, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. All courses cost $35 per person unless otherwise noted. 


Tuesday, February 27

Sicily Wines

Sicily represents some of the best (and perhaps least well known) wines of Italy. Famous for its indigenous grape varieties and time-honored winegrowing traditions, Sicilian winemakers meticulously tend their vineyards and produce a medley of flavors that Sicily has been known for since ancient times. Come explore Sicily with us! Light appetizers included. $35.00 per person. Register now.

Tuesday, March 27

NAPA Valley Wines

Though just 30 miles long and a five miles wide, Napa Valley is home to more diverse microclimates and unique soils than any other region of its size, making it well suited to the cultivation of a variety of fine wine grapes. Among the internationally acclaimed wines produced in this small region are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Cabernet Franc. Learn about what makes Napa Valley Wines some of the best in the world. Light appetizers included. $35.00 per person. Register now.

Tuesday, April 24

Obscure Wine Places

Craig picked this topic. Known for teaching our rare and boutique classes (always oversold), Craig's presentation of wines from obscure places promises to be just as interesting. Join us for an evening of exploration. Light appetizers included. $35.00 per person.  Register now.

Location and Parking

Parking is available in the lot immediately behind the McCutchen House, and can be accessed from Pendleton Street. When traveling East on Pendleton from Assembly, the entrance to the lot is after your second light (at Pendleton and Marion) on your right. Please do not park in reserved or handicapped spaces unless you have the appropriate tag. Look for the black awning with "Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management," and follow the sidewalk to the front of the building and up the staircase.

When parking is not available in the lot, please use metered street parking.