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The Stony Brook University Center for Wine, Food, and Culture

Editor's note: Due to spending cuts at the university the SB center for wine, food and culture was shut down in spring of 2009. The center will be missed by many Long Island wine lovers and we hope that it will re-open when funding permits. This page will remain here for historical purposes. Inactive links have been removed. -Bill

The folks at Stony Brook University Center for Wine, Food, and Culture have put together a wonderful series of Long Island wine tasting classes.

These are informal events that mix wine, food and fun in just the right proportion.

The events are held at their Manhattan and Long Island campuses and are led by notable Long Island wine makers and chefs.

You’ll taste 5 - 8 different Long Island wines (in the How Wines Age class we tasted 12) and enjoy a little food as well.

At $55 per class this is a real bargain.

The fun factor at these events is high and I recommend them to anyone interested in Long Island wine and food regardless of your level of expertise.

I'm a complete wine dummy (but learning) and found myself quite comfortable in these classes.

From the Stony Brook website:

...are open to the general public and are designed to provide winetasting experiences that are not offered in any other venue.

They do not require any advanced knowledge of winetasting, and will be conducted in a relaxed, informal style, with opportunities for discussion.

Nowhere will you have a better opportunity to learn about Long Island wine and food and meet the people who create it. If you're looking for a Long Island wine tasting class, start here.

Hats off to Interim Director, Louisa Hargrave and Special Projects Coordinator, Ginny Clancy for doing such an excellent job!

These classes fill up fast so register early.

For directions and registration information call Ginny Clancy at (631) 632-9404.

Events I’ve attended…

Looking forward to next semester...

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