NEW short course in Wine Etiquette & Pairing Wine has been a popular beverage of mankind for thousands of years. Our natural fondness of this drink stems from the wonderful taste, its nutritious properties and not least its psychotropic effects. Out of all drinks apart from water, none other has had such an impact on society like wine. The trade of wine between cultures opened up channels for religious and philosophical ideas to spread across Asia, Europe and eventually the world. From 7,000– 6600 BC ancient tribes from Jiahu in the Yellow River Valley of China began fermenting rice/honey/fruit wine which was stored in earthenware and the culture evolved to the first winery in 4000 BC in Armenia. Closer home in 3100 BC, the Egyptains brew and drank what is a distant relative to the wine we know today. The Egyptians used white, pink, green, red, and dark blue grapes, as well as figs, palm, dates and pomegranates. So as you can imagine, the taste would have been completely different to what we would expect when being served wine today. Fast forward to the 21st century, the evolution is still ongoing with more varieties and blends to pick from. BIHC is proud to launch a NEW short course in Wine Etiquette and Pairing. We have curated this program to enable you to rapidly develop your palate and knowledge, whether you aim to become a professional in the industry or learn the fundamentals for your own personal satisfaction. The learning experience will cover the history of wine, winemaking, wine producing regions of the world, grape and wine varieties, regional designations of wine, wine quality, wine tasting, wine and food pairing, and wine service. Classes include wine tasting labs that focus on developing sensory evaluation skills, and varietal identification. The program is taught by Kelvin Wanjira, a Sommelier & Wine Master certified by the Wines and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) in London. He is one of countable Sommeliers in Kenya and the East African Region with experience in training for both hotel brands and reputable wineries in Kenya and across the world. Does this program fascinate you? Join us for our inaguaral classes commencing this April 2021(for the weekly option) or May 2021(for the Saturday only option). You may opt for 6 sessions either between Monday to Saturday or the Saturday only option for 6 Saturdays.