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Initiation to wine tasting: Discovery of the wines from the Languedoc-Roussillon region

When? October 18th through October 22nd, 2010

Where? Montpellier, France

Take the opportunity to improve your French skills while discovering one of the most beautiful wine regions in France! You will be immersed in a friendly and authentic French atmosphere to discover an area and taste 100% Languedoc wines.

The French language course takes place daily from 9h30 to 12h45 and offers in total 20 lessons per week.
Initiation to wine tasting and discovery of wines:
The Languedoc-Roussillon region of France possesses the largest vineyards in the world, stretching from the Rhone river to the Spanish border. Its geographical and geological diversity means there is a vast range of different soils, different climate and some surprising blends of grape varieties that make for truly unique wines.

Come discover the varieties of flavor characterizing the wines of this region participating in 3 sessions of 3 hours taught by a confirmed wine expert. You will discover the region and the pleasure of tasting 100% Languedoc wines, while learning an established method of wine tasting taught in a spirit of openness and conviviality.

1st session: Making wine is easy!

2nd session: The various designations in the Languedoc

3rd session: Vocabulary of wine: learn how to put words to feelings – how to choose the best bottle to go with a particular dish.
During each session, you will taste 2 or 3 wines from our region. Materials are provided (tasting glass, “crachoir”, file).

A “Vinorally” in the historic centre of Montpellier : 3 winegrowers, 3 places, 3 Atmospheres.
A walk through the historic streets of Montpellier, with three stops to taste wine and meet a winemaker. Included is a historic account of the “quarter” plus enigmas with wine as the theme. This evening walk is a way to discover Montpellier’s historic heritage and meet winemakers from the region. They will share their passion and their wine while the chef will serve some specialties to go with the wine.

A visit to a vineyard: On the last day you will go on a guided tour of a vineyard and wine cellar in the company of the winemaker.

1st stop: You will be welcomed by the winemaker who will show you around his domain and will tell you the secrets of his wine.

2nd stop: Visit of the wine cellar and of the wine storehouse.

3rd stop: Wine tasting. You will be invited to taste the wine in the wine cellar, thus sharing the pleasure of tasting the wine in the very place it was created.

You will be accompanied all the way by your wine teacher and will get to the domain by minibus with driver.

This interactive service based on exchanges and direct contact with specialists in the field of wines will allow you discover the major Languedoc wines in a unique environment.

The approach is based both on passion for imparting our knowledge experience and dedication to meeting our clients’ demands.

Whether you are an amateur or a wine epicurean, you will take great pleasure in this Languedoc wine tasting experience. The passion we have for our wines helps us to impart this experience. The winemakers and the wine become the real “stars” on this journey.

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Digital Food Photography in Siena, Italy

When? October 11th through October 16th

Where? Siena, Italy

 

Art and Cooking is an International Center of Language, Art, Culinary and Italian Culture in Siena. It was founded in Siena in 1979 and since that time, it has welcome students of a wide range of nationalities and all ages. The School has been officially authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education. Since 1990, it represents the Siena Committee of the nonprofit cultural organization Societa Dante Alighieri. Founded in Rome in 1889, it’s aim is to promote and sustain the knowledge of Italian language and culture throughout the world.

View of Siena
Effort and dedication has been put into the design and promotion of this very unique course which combines Italian Culture lessons, Tuscan Culinary and Food Photography lectures and workshops.
Digital Food Photography: A professional food photographer will showcase his food photography workshop that will take your photography skills and love of food to another level. During the workshop, he will teach you the fundamentals of food photography  and will include exposure, lighting, food and prop styling and different composition techniques which will greatly advance your food photography.  Topics to be discussed include: Lighting set-ups for studio and location shooting, camera and lighting equipment and post-production skills.
Photo By: Alessandro Guerani

Food Styling: In understanding how to style food, participants will work with a professional food stylist so they can actually see unstyled and styled food “through the lens of the camera” and understand the impact of an artfully-styled plate. Various tools, tricks, and techniques used in food styling will be covered. Your styled work will also be photographed professionally so you can see how your newly acquired skills greatly enhance your food images. Participants will also be able to photograph their work.
Gastronomy: This part of the program will develop the participant’s attitudes to their optimum potential and gives them a professional approach to Tuscan cuisine. The courses foresee culinary sessions at professional level for different food areas. Emphasis is put not only on the preparation of a wide variety of versatile dishes, but also on the study and use of essential extras such as wine, spices and olive oil. The cooking sessions are the perfect combination for the Food Styling and Food Photography, some sessions will be combined to offer the utmost of this experience.

Highlights of the Program:
• Italian Culinary classes with professional Chefs
• Lecture/workshop on Digital Food Photography (includes PhotoSafari in Siena and Florence)
• All Italian language levels available.
• A fascinating program of educational and sightseeing visits to places of interest such as a vineyard, wine cellar, local food market are included in the course, as is the participation in a social activity program
• Available One to One Photo Critique & Tips, Private Digital Photography Tutoring and Portfolio Build and Review. (Additional fees apply).

Cost:
With Social and Extracurricular Activities USD $2,040
Without Social and Extracurricular Activities USD $1,637

Includes:
– Registration
– Classes
– Workshops
– Daily lunch

Accommodation ranges from 150 Euros per week (homestay with daily breakfast) to 750 Euros per week Hotel without meals.

To book your course please RSVP here or email: info@businessprojects.us

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