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“Classic Red Wines of France” with Dr. Frank Juge
October 2, 2015 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM| $25
October 2, 2015 – 6 p.m.
$25 per person (100% of proceeds benefit the Heart of Florida United Way)
France is the source of many classic red wines, from the dark, spicy Syrah wines of the warm Rhone Valley, to the elegant Pinot Noir of Burgundy. For contrast we will also explore the Cabernet-Merlot Blends of Bordeaux and for a refreshing lift we will taste the fruity Gamay wine of Beaujolais. Exploration of the Terroir, history and culture of these regions will provide a context to help us understand and enjoy these classics.
In 1975, Dr. Juge taught the first course at UCF featuring the chemistry of wine and winemaking. A certified Advanced Level Sommelier, he has also grown a grape arbor and made wine as a hobby. In 2003, he joined the Rosen College faculty as a Professor of Hospitality Management. Dr. Juge holds a Ph.D. and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Organic Chemistry and joined the UCF Chemistry Department in 1968. He is one of three charter faculty still at UCF. He currently teaches Exploring Wines of the World and The History and Culture of Wine at the Rosen College. He is an active member of the Society of Wine Educators and a regular speaker at UCF events for the Burnett Honors College and LIFE at UCF, and educational program for seniors at UCF.