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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Adult courses

The Wines Course 2018

Week 2: July 15-21, 2018

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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: $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 courses on topics including introduction... > more


Once you've registered, we'll send you materials on the academic program and other information to help you prepare for CAU. A $50 per person, per class, non-refundable deposit is required with your registration. All deposits are applied to the full program charges. Register now!

Program charges

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

For adults staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) includes the course, lodging, fifteen all-you-care-to-eat meals, banquet dinner, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, evening lectures, walks and talks, welcome and farewell receptions, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees as noted. Wednesday dinner is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees.

Standard room, on-campus housing, and meals

$1,970 double occupancy, $100 single supplement

Standard room, on-campus housing with exclusive bath, and meals

$2,030 double occupancy, $150 single supplement

Course fee for commuters and those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites

$1,285. 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

$327. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience. It includes six breakfasts, five lunches, and four dinners.