Gift Guide: Wine Pairing Course for the Budding Oenophile


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Always wanted to know more about pairing wine with food? Or better yet, have a significant other who you know would kill for a six-week course to learn the art and science of wine pairings? Well then Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management has the course for you.

The six-week course, Food and Wine Pairing, will be offered on Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting on February 3rd. The course begins with how to taste wine and continues into the theory and practice of pairing food and wine. The course will include practical tastings combining wine with cheese, dessert, sauces and a multiple-course dinner.

The course is being taught by Hannah Dalälva. The Los Angeles born Swedish American ran a wine tasting business in Sweden until recently. How did she wind up in Philadelphia you might ask? Well she’s married to Philadelphia Flyer Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.

In the course, no matter what level of expertise when you enter the class, each participant should wind up with an extensive knowledge of food and wine pairing. The course is open to the public (must be 21 years of age) and is offered as a non-credit continuing professional education course.

All classes will be held in the Academic Bistro (33rd and Arch) on Drexel’s campus. The cost of the course is $495 per student.

Food and Wine Pairing [Center for Hospitality and Sports Management]