FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2007
Wine & Cheese Event Promises to be a Treat
Wine and food enthusiasts from across the Santa Clarita Valley looking for an opportunity to indulge their taste buds are invited to attend next month's College of the Canyons Foundation Library Associates Wine and Cheese Pairing.
Promising to offer more than just the typical guided wine and cheese pairing, the event will feature the expertise of accomplished wine educator and classically trained chef John Bauccio, who will guide attendees through the tasting of five wines and four artisan California cheeses, with a goal to pass along the knowledge of why some combinations sing and others fall flat.
Originally trained as a chef, Bauccio became a wine educator at the Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville, California where he helped design wine and food programs. Later in his career Bauccio moved to San Francisco where he worked as a buyer at the critically acclaimed Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant.
While working in San Francisco Bauccio represented the shop on buying trips throughout California and Spain and France - where he was exposed to some of the finest artisan producers in the world. In addition to his work experience, Bauccio has served as a judge at several wine competitions and continues to expose people to new wines and cultures with a fun and casual teaching approach.
Being held in the College of the Canyons library Friday, September 14, the wine and cheese pairing presentation will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and run until 8 p.m. The event will also feature a 6 p.m. reception where sparkling wine and hearty appetizers will be served.
All guests must be 21 to attend, and space is limited. The cost to attend the event is $75, with guests required to RSVP by August 31.
For more information about the College of the Canyons Foundation Library Associates Wine and Cheese Pairing event or to RSVP please call Shannon Munoz at (661) 362-3737.