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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

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Adult courses

The Wines Course 2017

Week 3: July 23-29, 2017

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Prepare your palate for a real treat. With Abby Nash, our master wine instructor and former faculty member of Cornell's School of Hotel Administration, we'll explore 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 are welcome, and even aficionados can expect some surprises.

As a special feature, we'll spend a day exploring Finger Lakes wine country as Abby leads us on a tour of his favorite wineries in this world-class region. Materials fee (in addition to program fee): $270.

Abby Nash

Abby Nash taught at the Cornell Hotel School from 1991 until 2005, where he created two courses about wine in culture and history—the only courses of their kind in the United States. He also taught Introduction to Wines, Beverage Management... > more

Registration

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 per adult $1,932, single supplement $100
  • Room w/private bathroom: double occupancy per adult $1,990, single supplement $150

Program fee for commuters and for those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites*: $1,115

*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: $425. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience.