April 11, 2011
New series of wine tasting classes with Rick Kushman

We sure miss Rick Kushman's unfailingly cheery dispatches from the local food and wine scene around here. You can now catch the former Bee columnist running a series of wine classes and tastings titled, "Why Wine is More Fun Than People Make it Sound." That's to say, Kushman will leave the purple prose at home and bring wine down to earth and answer common questions about storage, tasting tips and background in how wine is made. The first of these monthly classes will be held Saturday at Lava Cap Winery (2221 Fruitridge Rd., Placerville; 530-621-0175). The class runs from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and costs $25. Now grab a glass and let's get to getting on some fun and informational wine education.

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