October marks the beginning of the cooking season, dinner and holiday parties. Like any good guest, you want to bring an appropriate bottle of wine as a thank you.

Selecting the right bottle can be daunting at times, so many bottles, aged in oak, aged in steel, sweet, dry, semi-sweet, how do you choose? Do you trust the guy at the wine store? Maybe your next door neighbor? What if his taste in wine is nothing like yours?

Well, I think we've found an answer to that question, at least one to get you through the holidays from now till the first of the year.

New York Wine & Culinary Center is offering a great quick and easy course. I call it a wine for dummies, they call it Wine-Kno. This course will teach you the very basics about wine and is being offered by Julie, Hosbach, a Certified Wine Instructor. You’ll enjoy 8 different wines along with food pairings. So if you want to get ready for the holidays, let your friends think you’ve become a wine connoisseur, you may want to sign up for the class. The class is available for those 21 years of age and over.

Enjoy your holidays and drink your favorite red!

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