College of the Canyons is offering wine aficionados a chance to put wine theories and age-old questions to the test.
The 'SuperTasting' Wine Dinner will not be the average wine tasting, this one aims to debunk misconceptions about wine glasses, types of wine and even if the country of origin plays a role in taste.
"It's not your usual tasting. Usual tastings you have a glass of wine, and then another glass of wine, or one glass of wine with each course," said Skip Newhall, the events wine guide and wine aficionado. "I want people to be able to compare two wines side by side, throughout the dinner."
The event will not only pair wines together, but will also feature a four-course meal selected by chefs at Salt Creek Grille.
Featured will be a Cabernet glass size comparison, Sauvignon Blanc course, Chardonnay course, Cabernet vs. Merlot, and a Muscato course.
"Wine tasting are a dime a dozen and you can always find them if you look hard enough. We wanted to do something that was different," said Newhall.
Newhall was chosen to guide the event because of his knowledge of wine, but he is quick to point out that he is not an expert just an aficionado. He founded the Santa Clarita Wine Classic in 1984, served on its board and also volunteered for the classic for years.
"Do I know everything about wine? No, it's too vast a field. But I know enough to offer people a chance to try some pretty good wine and to be glad they came to the tasting," he said.
The SuperTasting will be held on the patio at Salt Creek Grille from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Thursday, May 13.
Tickets are $120 per person, with all proceeds going to benefit the College of the Canyons Foundation Library Associates. Seating is strictly limited and reservations are required.
To RSVP contact the College of the Canyons Foundation at (661) 362-3434 by Friday, April 30.