Register now for wine education classes
Published: March 13, 2012 05:43PM
Updated: March 13, 2012 05:43PM
James Santangelo, owner of The Virtual Sommelier, pours a glass of Seghesio's 'Venom,' a Sangiovese, at Donovan's Steak House Thursday September 10, 2009. Photo by Chris Detrick/The Salt Lake Tribune

Registration is under way for spring and summer classes offered through The Wine Academy of Utah. Utah sommelier and wine educator Jim Santangelo teaches these classes for two different levels of enthusiasts:

Level 1 • Designed for wine enthusiasts or hospitality and retail professionals. This four-week classes teaches students the basics of food and wine pairing.

When • Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. First session begins April 23; second session starts June 4

Where • Plum Alley, 111 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Cost • $225

Level 2 • This nine-week course is designed for enthusiasts and professionals. It will cover 44 wines, 6 spirits, food and wine matching and service training. Tuition includes textbook, study guide, tasting card and six specialty tasting glasses.

When • Saturdays noon to 2 p.m. beginning April 14

Where • Plum Alley, 111 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Cost • $625

The Wine Academy of Utah is an approved by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, the largest wine and spirits education and certification program in the world. For more information visit the