NEW Course - Wine Regions of the World

By Robyn Johnson

College of DuPage is offering a new "Wine Regions of the World" course this spring. The 2-credit hour, 16-week course starts Monday, Jan. 27. No prerequisites are required; however, students must be 21 or older to enroll.

The course introduces students to the wine producing regions of California, Oregon and Washington through tastings, viticultural influences and techniques that impact the aroma, flavor, body and style of wine.

"Wine Regions of the World" will be taught by James Crooker, CS, CSW, and a Certified Sommelier of the Master Court of Sommeliers and is a Certified Specialist of Wine through the Society of Wine Educators. Crooker has taught wine courses at COD since 2007. He is currently general manager of Carriage Greens Country Club and was previously the sommelier and maître d' at Le Titi de Paris in Arlington Heights for several years. A student of wine himself, he is currently studying for the Advanced Certificate through the Court and hopes to become a Master Sommelier in the next three years.

To register for this course, visit http://myaccess.cod.edu. For more information, contact Crooker at mcrooker@cod.edu.