Wine Education—Spain: Rioja, Priorat and Jerez

Please note prices are subject to change.

Number: 213XCHI64301

Dates:July 22, 2021 Other Dates

Meets: Th from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: CHI 102

Cost: $29.00


Wine Education—Spain: Rioja, Priorat and Jerez
Spain has an eye-opening history in winemaking, with fascinating links to American history. Join Advanced Sommelier Eric Cooperman as you take a fun look into the best wines Spain has to offer, with a breakdown on grapes, regions and what to look for in the future.

NOTE: This course is open to adults 18 and up. After class, selected wine tastings are available for purchase at a discount at La Rue Fine Chocolate for adults 21 and over. See details below.

DISCOUNTED BUNDLE: Sign up for all 4 classes in this series for $99! Call registration at (864) 250-8800 and ask for the "Bundle Discount" on these four class dates:

7/8—France: Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rhone Valley
7/15—Italy: Piedmont, Lombardy and Verona
7/22—Spain: Rioja, Priorat and Jerez
7/29—Greece: Macedonia, Peloponnese and Aegean Islands

WINE EDUCATION SERIES at CHI—Wines of Western Europe
Everything you wanted to know about wine but were afraid to ask.

Join CHI for an inaugural wine education series that's designed to provide straightforward wine knowledge for the curious beginner and well-versed connoisseur. Learn from Advanced Sommelier Eric Cooperman in the beautiful new facilities at Greenville Tech's Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center for the classroom portion of the evening, and then head next door to La Rue Fine Chocolate to continue the conversation after class. La Rue is offering a discounted rate for CHI course participants on a tasting flight of wines demonstrating typicity of each week's subject, and Eric Cooperman will be available to answer questions as you taste.

Eric Cooperman is an Advanced Sommelier certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers and a Master Diploma candidate with more than 20 years of experience in crafting beverage menus and wine programs across the country. Eric's experience includes notable wine and beverage development roles at Urban Wren in Greenville, South Carolina, at the Thompson Hotel (Union Square Hospitality Group) in Washington, DC and at the Cliffs Communities in Greenville, South Carolina. Additional accomplishments include the following:

  • Winner, Ruinart International Wine Challenge
  • Wine Judge, Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival, Hilton Head, South Carolina
  • Judge, Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Young Sommelier Competition, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Guest Sommelier at Euphoria Wine & Food Festival, Charleston Wine & Food Festival, Highlands Wine & Food Festival and others
  • Externship at La Rive, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2 Michelin Stars)

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Please, no children under the age of eight.
  • Note that grilling courses may take place indoors during inclement weather.
  • For the latest on weather-related delays and cancellations, visit Greenville Technical College’s policies on inclement weather.
  • Allergies and Dietary Restrictions: While every effort is made to accommodate food allergies, CHI is a teaching facility that includes the preparation of all foods. Please be aware that our menu items may contain or come into contact with common allergens such as dairy, eggs, wheat, soybeans, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish or wheat. Please call (864) 250-8835 if you need to request accommodation for any allergies or dietary restrictions.
  • Based on available data, masks are now optional for all employees and students based on the individual's comfort level. Those who are unvaccinated are strongly encouraged to continue wearing masks. Please be respectful of the needs and choices of others as we lift the mask requirement.
  • When you arrive, proceed to the restrooms to wash your hands properly for 30 seconds. Hand sanitizer is throughout the building, however, washing hands is the best way to remove and kill pathogens.
  • For updated information, please check reopening plans and guidelines to the college’s response to COVID-19.
Fee: $29.00

Fee Breakdown

Category Description Amount
Course Fee (Basic)Registration Fee$ 29.00
Optional FeeAdd 1 Adult (18 and up)$ 21.00

CHI 102

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center Rm 102 Greenville Technical College 556 Perry Ave. Suite B114 Greenville SC 29611