Get Certified as a Texas Wine Specialist: June 4-5, 2018 in Comfort Texas
Dr. Russ Kane, aka Doc Russ, Texas Wineslinger, will hold this Texas Wine Certification class at Bending Branch Winery’s “Branch on High” Tasting Room in Comfort, Texas.
Specialist of Texas Wine Class: Level 1 — Monday & Tuesday (June 4th, 1-6 pm and June 5th, 1-5 pm). The class will be held at Bending Branch Winery’s Branch on High Tasting Room in downtown Comfort, Texas. The cost of the course is $242.50 (for certification students) and $174.60 (for auditing students). The fee covers the class (9 hours of lectures and winery tour), PDF copies of slides and supplemental materials (downloadable from Dropbox), a copy of Russ Kane’s book (The Wineslinger Chronicles: Texas On The Vine – selected for the Grover E. Murray Studies in the American Southwest book series). The class includes wine tasting (both Texas and non-Texas benchmark wines). This class is organized by The Texas Wine School. Students can get more information on the class at the following link and register by clicking “Book Now” on that page:
Advanced registration for this class is required.
Award-winning author, Dr. Russell Kane (also known as Doc Russ, Texas Wineslinger) of VintageTexas.com created the Specialist of Texas Wine class to educate both wine consumers and individuals employed in restaurants, tasting rooms and hospitality businesses. Specialist of Texas Wine is a first-of-its-kind program that offers a comprehensive series of classes featuring the unique wines and wine regions of Texas. Never has there been a wine program with specific classes focused solely on Texas: its winemaking history and legacy, wine regions, and wine styles.
The program exposes students to unique landscapes, geology and growing conditions of the major wine regions in Texas: Texas High Plains, Texas Hill Country, Texoma, Escondido Valley, and Davis Mountains AVAs, as well as non-AVA regions of East Texas and Gulf Coast. This learning and tasting intensive program features important topics critical to the success of today’s wine professionals and savvy consumers that are looking for the best wines and wine values that Texas offers. Once through this class, you will be able to:
- Discuss Texas wines, their history and commercial development with friends and clients.
- Select, purchase and order Texas wines with authority and know their appellation of origin in the state (or not).
- Understand the evolution of the grape varieties in Texas and how they match up to our climate and other benchmark wine regions of the world.
While the course is led by Dr. Kane, students will also hear from guest presenters actively involved in the Texas wine industry to provide practical insights and experiences on grape growing and winemaking in Texas. Guest lecturers for this class are Dr. Robert Young (owner of Bending Branch Winery) and Nolan Newsom (owner of Newsom Vineyards in Comfort and son of legendary high plains winegrower Neal Newsom.