SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Rend Lake College, through the Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) will present the workshop “Sensory Evaluation of Wine” Nov. 10 and 11, at Lincoln Land Community College’s Bistro Verde in Springfield.
    Illinois VESTA Coordinator Candy Fitch-Deitz said Springfield provides a nice central location for the workshop targeted at Midwest wine makers, enthusiasts and grape growers ages 21 and up. The Nov. 10 session runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Nov. 11 session runs from 9 a.m. to Noon. The cost of $125 per participant covers classroom instruction, wine and lunch on the first day.

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    A block of rooms – $109 plus tax per night, per room – have been reserved for Nov. 9 and 10 at the Holiday Inn Express on South Dirksen Parkway in Springfield. The block will last until Oct. 20.
    Instructor for workshop is Bradley Beam, Illinois State Enologist, Wine Maker at Willett’s Winery & Cellar, and Extension Specialist in Enology for the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association.
            Advanced registration is required for this workshop by Oct. 27. Call 618-437-5321, Ext. 1724, or e-mail [email protected].


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