Wine Seminar and Dinner Events Planned

For those interested in the growing viticulture industry in Tennessee

Wine & Dinner Fundraising Event

Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) will host a wine and dinner fundraising event Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at the White Squirrel Winery and Vineyard in Kenton. All proceeds will benefit the DSCC Annual Fund to provide scholarships and program improvements for students.

Guests will enjoy live musical entertainment and a three-course meal that includes a salad, entrée and dessert – each perfectly complemented by hand-picked wine pairings from White Squirrel Winery and Vineyard. The menu will include a fall salad, 2” pork chop, southern-style green beans, sweet potato casserole, decadent chocolate cake with blackberry ganache and drink.

The cost to attend is $100 per person. Reservations are required by Nov. 2. Guests may register and pay online at https://registration.xenegrade.com/dscc. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Dr. Emily Pope at 731-286-3210 or pope@dscc.edu.

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The Art of Wine - Wine Making Seminar

Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) will host "The Art of Wine" Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. inside the Security Bank Community Learning Center Terrace Room on the Dyersburg campus. This educational seminar is designed for those interested in the opportunity of growing grapes for the flourishing viticulture industry in Tennessee, and for those interested in learning the art of making small batch wines at home.

Guest speakers will include Bill Sanderson, owner of the White Squirrel Winery and Vineyard in Kenton, and Jeff Popick, program developer and retired instructor for the Viticulture and Enology Programs at Walla Walla Community College in Washington.

Sanderson will share his experiences on his journey as a grape grower and wine maker including site selection and preparation for the vineyard, varietal decision-making, and the marketing and business aspects of producing and selling grapes and wine. Popick will lead aspiring wine makers through various methods of making wine from scratch on a smaller scale at home.

The cost to attend is $50 per person. To register for the seminar, please contact Dr. Emily Pope at 731-286-3210 or pope@dscc.edu. Participants may also register and pay online at https://registration.xenegrade.com/dscc.

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