CCLCF Offers New Wine Classes

Building on its popular Wine Tasting 101 classes, Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge developed a few new classes to take sommeliers-in-training to the next level. Three new classes are planned in the near future starting with pinot noir on Wednesday, April 22 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Participants will find out the basics of pinot noir wine as well as some interesting facts that make it so unique. There will be some tastings of the most delicious pinot noirs and understand why winemakers say Pinot Noir is “all about place.” The cost is $50.

On June 10, a journey begins into Wine & Cheese Pairing 101. Pairing cheese and wine to bring out the best takes a little bit of science and a lot of experience. In this class participants will learn some general guidelines to help to get it right more often than wrong. Tasting tips will help identify each participant’s personal favorites. This class is from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the cost is $60.

The final class will be a virtual trip to the Santa Barbara wine region known as California’s Riviera that boasts one of the most remarkable micro-climates suited to the production of world-class wines that California has to offer. This place ranks among the great wine appellations of the state, and is known to rival Napa and Sonoma. Participants will discover the variety that this region supports from pinot noir and Syrah to chardonnay and Viognier. This class is scheduled for Wednesday, July 15 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $50.

“The wine tasting is a great way for adults to come in and see what the Community Center has to offer,” said Maureen Bond, executive director. “The Community Center offers a lot for the kids in our community, but there are also plenty of opportunities for adults to enjoy as well.  We are very fortunate to have teamed up with Le Petit Vendome Wine and Spirits for our wine tasting classes. Their wine bar is exquisite along with the expertise of Ray Belknap and Lynn Tran.”

For more information, visit or call (818) 790-4353.

Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is located at 4469 Chevy Chase Drive in La Cañada.