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RCC-RILL class uncorks the mysteries of wine

“Wine in Three Parts,” a course sponsored by the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL), will be presented by Beth and Warren Haskell of Kelsick Gardens from 3 to 5 p.m. on September 15, 22, and 29 (Thursdays) at the Abingdon Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Gloucester County. The series will begin with an overview of the history of wine. The second class will cover white wines, and the third red wines, both citing examples from around the world—“and not a Chardonnay or a Merlot among them!” say the presenters. Each class will end with a wine-tasting session and a discussion, which will include strategies for buying wine and pairing wines with food. All wine lovers are welcome.

Beth Haskell and her son Warren have over 40 years of combined experience in the food and wine industry. They have honed their expertise in the wine-producing regions of Europe as well as those of the United States, and opened their Kelsick Specialty Market in Gloucester in 1992. These classes celebrate their love of wine, and of all things related to food and wine.

Advance registration, with payment, is required to take this course. The charge of $55 covers all wines presented for tasting, as well as course tuition. For more information on “Wine in Three Parts” and other upcoming courses, or to register, please call Sharon Drotleff at RCC’s Educational Foundation office (804-333-6707, or toll-free at 877-722-3679), or e-mail her at

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