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College of DuPage offering wines of the world course

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| Sun-Times Media File 

College of DuPage is offering a new Wine Regions of the World course this spring. The two-credit hour, 16-week course starts Jan. 27. No prerequisites are required, but students must be 21 or older to enroll.

The course introduces students to the wine producing regions of California, Oregon and Washington through tastings, viticultural influences and techniques that impact the aroma, flavor, body and style of wine.

Wine Regions of the World will be taught by James Crooker, a certified sommeliers of the Master Court of Sommeliers and a certified specialist of wine through the Society of Wine Educators. Crooker has taught wine courses at College of DuPage since 2007. He is general manager of Carriage Greens Country Club and was previously the sommelier and maître d’ at Le Titi de Paris in Arlington Heights for several years.

A student of wine himself, he is studying for the advanced certificate through the court and hopes to become a master sommelier in the next three years.

To register for this course, visit http://myaccess.cod.edu (Code : HOSP 1203-001). For more information, contact Crooker at mcrooker@cod.edu.

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