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Sign up for 2014 Spirits Program in October in New York

Let’s face it, beverage alcohol whether it’s wine, spirits or beer, is a complicated subject and we often have more questions than answers.

If you live in the New York City area, respected educator Harriet Lembeck has a great Spirits program starting Wednesday October 1 through October 22.  Each session runs from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m.

A quick overview of the curriculum covers basic distillation and whiskies or the “Brown Goods” the first week, followed by “White Goods” covering vodka, gin, pastis and bitters.  The third week focuses on brandies and liqueurs/cordials while week four is about craft beer, ales, styles of malt beverages and sake.  Plus lots more.

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The location is accessible at 203 East 29th Street just east of Third Avenue.