Maxine Borcherding

 

Maxine Borcherding, Chef, Sommelier, and lover of wine and fine food, will guide you through an in-depth look at the wine regions of France. Maxine’s professional certifications include Sommelier (International Sommelier Guild), French Wine Scholar (French Wine Academy), Spanish Wine Educator (Wine Academy of Spain), and Wine Location Specialist (Center for Wine Origins). She recently retired from 16 years as Lead Chef Instructor at the Oregon Culinary Institute. 

 

Le Goût du Vin - Part 1 : VIN-1

Wednesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
02/12/2020 to 03/11/2020
Instructor: Maxine Borcherding

Le goût du vin - A delicious journey through the wine regions of France

Explore and taste French wines through the lens of history and culture. Learn to read and demystify French wine labels as you discover new favorites and find hidden treasures. Wine & refreshments paired to the region will be served at each session. The seminar will be in English, with appropriate French vocabulary. The two five-week seminars may be taken in sequence or stand-alone. There is a $65 materials fee to cover wine & food for each five week seminar.

To take any single session for $55 (materials fee included), please contact the office at 503.223.8388 by the Monday before the class.

This class is a reprise of the popular fall Goût du vin seminars. New wine tastings will be offered, and students will have online access to lecture notes.

Maxine Borcherding, Chef, Sommelier, and lover of wine and fine food, will guide you through an in-depth look at the wine regions of France. Maxine’s professional certifications include Sommelier (International Sommelier Guild), French Wine Scholar (French Wine Academy), Spanish Wine Educator (Wine Academy of Spain), and Wine Location Specialist (Center for Wine Origins). She recently retired from 16 years as Lead Chef Instructor at the Oregon Culinary Institute.

Hoke Harden is a B.N.I.C. (Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac) Certified Cognac Educator, a master instructor with the Wine Scholar Guild, and Wine & Spirits Instructor at Mt. Hood Community College.

2/12-  French wine 101

2/19 - Midi/Languedoc/Provence

2/26 - Bordeaux/SW France

3/04 - Cognac/Pineau de Charente with guest instructor and cognac educator Hoke Harden

3/11- Loire

 

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Le Goût du Vin - Part 2 : VIN-2

Wednesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
03/18/2020 to 04/15/2020
Instructor: Maxine Borcherding

Le goût du vin - A delicious journey through the wine regions of France

Explore and taste French wines through the lens of history and culture. Learn to read and demystify French wine labels as you discover new favorites and find hidden treasures. Wine & refreshments paired to the region will be served at each session. The seminar will be in English, with appropriate French vocabulary. The two five-week seminars may be taken in sequence or stand-alone. There is a $65 materials fee to cover wine & food for each five week seminar. To take any single session for $55 (materials fee included), please contact the office at 503.223.8388.

To take any single session for $55 (materials fee included), please contact the office at 503.223.8388 by the Monday before the class.

This class is a reprise of the popular fall Goût du vin seminars. New wine tastings will be offered, and students will have online access to lecture notes.

Maxine Borcherding, Chef, Sommelier, and lover of wine and fine food, will guide you through an in-depth look at the wine regions of France. Maxine’s professional certifications include Sommelier (International Sommelier Guild), French Wine Scholar (French Wine Academy), Spanish Wine Educator (Wine Academy of Spain), and Wine Location Specialist (Center for Wine Origins). She recently retired from 16 years as Lead Chef Instructor at the Oregon Culinary Institute.

Hoke Harden is a B.N.I.C. (Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac) Certified Cognac Educator, a master instructor with the Wine Scholar Guild, and Wine & Spirits Instructor at Mt. Hood Community College.

3/18 – Alsace

3/25 – Armagnac / Floc de Gascogne with guest instructor and cognac educator Hoke Harden

4/01 – Champagne

4/08 – Rhône Valley

4/15 – Burgundy / Beaujolais

Register for single sessions for a $55 per class fee including materials. Please contact the Alliance at 503.223.8388 to register for single sessions by the Monday before.

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Street parking on SW 20th St. facing the Kamm House is limited. Free parking is available in Lot B at SW 18th and SW Columbia. Please obtain a parking pass from the office.

After 6 pm weekdays, students may park in the Willamette Dental lot at SW 20th and SW Jefferson as available.

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Classes are held until 8:30
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