RCC offers 'Beer, Wine, and Food' course

GLOUCESTER – The Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation's Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) will start off the fall semester with the informative and enjoyable "Beer, Wine, and Food," instructed by Beth Haskell of Kelsick Specialty Market in Gloucester Courthouse. The three sessions will be held Sept. 9, 16 and 23 from 3-5 p.m. at Ware Episcopal Church in Gloucester.

Special guests from the beer and wine industry will join Haskell in advising attendees on the art of selecting wines and beers to enhance the foods they serve. One class will be devoted to pairing wines with food, one to pairing beers with food, and the last to a face-off tasting that compares beer and wine. The cost of all food and drink served is covered by the course fee.

Haskell has catered to this area since 1992. She brings to this class a love of wine and all things related to food and wine, backed by over 40 years in the food and wine industry during which she has traveled to the wine-making regions of Europe as well as those on the west and east coasts of the United States.

Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $60, is required to take this course. For more information on "Beer, Wine, and Food" and other RILL courses, or to register, please call Sharon Drotleff at RCC's Educational Foundation office at 804-333-6707 or toll-free at 877-722-3679, or email her at sdrotleff@rappahannock.edu.