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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Adult courses

The Wines Course 2012

Week 2: July 15-21, 2012

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Prepare your palate for a real treat. Guided by Abby Nash, master wine instructor and former faculty member of Cornell's School of Hotel Administration, we'll taste our way through the wines of a dozen countries and learn how their quality is affected by climate, terrain, and winemaking techniques. We'll discuss wine trends and health issues, match wine and food during lunches at local restaurants, and learn how to serve and store wine, order it in restaurants, and start a wine cellar. Novices and aficionados are welcome. New in 2012: a day in the Finger Lakes wine country! Abby will lead the class on a tour of his favorite wineries in this world-class wine region. Materials fee: $225.


Registration is closed for this class. Please contact CAU if you have questions.

Program charges

Below are the program fees and housing choices for the on-campus summer programs. Please contact us if you have questions.

For those staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) covers the course, lodging, sixteen meals, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, welcome and farewell parties, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees. Wednesday supper is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees. Weekly program rates vary with the accommodation you select:

Program fee including on-campus housing and meals

  • Court/Kay Hall: double occupancy $1,882, single supplement $100
  • Room w/private bathroom: double occupancy $1,942, single supplement $150

Program fee for commuters and for those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites*: $1,090

*This fee does not include housing or meals. If you wish to stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, please call 607.266.0000 to make a reservation in the CAU block.

Commuter meal plan option: $412. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience.