Wine Tasting: Making sense of fine wine

CEDAR CITY–While some may think taking a wine tasting class might seem silly — there is a lot one can learn, according to Anthony Piersanti, Director of IG Winery in Cedar City.


Wine tasting classes may seem new to Festival City residents, but they are actually taught in communities world-wide and are a great place to meet others, socialize and learn something new, Piersanti said in a release from SUU’s Community Education program.


“Wine has a sort of mystic quality to those who don’t know the difference between a $10 bottle of wine and a $25 bottle,” he said. “So we are going to teach how to taste for certain things. The difference in the notes they are tasting, what they like and how they can speak about those tastes.”


SUU Community Education and IG Winery have partnered to bring Wine Tasting, a three-part series that will educate participants on differences in regions of wine, wine types, grapes used, dessert wines, and more.


“Even though we are partnering with SUU, there is no coursework involved,” Piersanti said. “You just show up with your friends, drink wine, and as a byproduct you will learn something new while having fun.”


SUU Community Education Director Melynda Thorpe said classes offered are the direct result of research conducted throughout the year, and wine tasting was among those the community responded positively to.


“The Office of Community Education has a mission to give back to the community that has given to SUU for more than a century,” Thorpe said. “We had more than 200 students enroll in our Spring 2018 session, and we are excited to bring more classes to enhance the culture and learning opportunities for local residents in our Summer 2018 catalog.”


For more information on Wine Tasting or other SUU Community Education classes, visit, email, or call (435) 865 8529.



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