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Wine appreciation classes to be offered beginning Oct. 1

PENDLETON – The Starpoint Community Education Program will offer an eight-week wine appreciation class for adults from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 1 at the school, 4363 Mapleton Road. Course fee is $59 per person and classes will be held in Room F-6.

The instructor is Michael J. VonHeckler, who holds a diploma in wines and spirits from the Institute of Masters in Wine, in London. VonHeckler is also a certified wine judge and professional winemaker.

The course is designed for those with little or no previous wine knowledge and will include a guide to wine tasting, comparison of wine styles, food and wine matching, wine storage, wines and grape types and a look at the wine regions of the world.

Course sign-up information and registration are available at; click on Community Education.