90-Minute Wine Expert: Fruit Wines – New!

90-Minute Wine Expert: Fruit Wines – New!
1 session • 1.5 hours

When most people think of wine they think of grape wines; however, in the Eastern US there are many high quality wines made from fruit other than grapes, including strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, apples, etc. Fruit wines are best when they come close to matching the true flavor and sweetness of the fresh fruit so they typically are somewhat sweet. Dr. Fiola has earned 12 patents for new fruit variety development and has been making fruit wines for over 30 years. He has also won many awards for his dessert wines, including “Ice” wines and “Port” wines. This course will give you a chance to sample some of the best fruit and dessert wines available!

Note: Must be 21 to register and attend this program.

Instructor: Joe Fiola
Dr. Joseph Fiola, a Viticulture Specialist for the University of Maryland, has over 30 years of academic experience in research and extension in grape growing and winemaking. Dr. Fiola’s R&E program concentrates on variety development and variety testing, including imported varieties, and he conducts small batch winemaking of the research. Joe is a certified wine judge, teaches wine judge training, wine appreciation and health benefits, and coordinates and judges in many commercial and amateur competitions. He has a personal wine cellar of 3000+ bottles and loves to match wine and food!

90-Minute Wine Expert: Fruit Wines – New!
REC131 • 5-Digit Number: 19466
Wednesday • 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. • 4/1
President’s Dining Room • Student Center (H Building) • Room H111
Fee: $49