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Department of Hospitality Management presents inaugural World of Wines event series

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Department of Hospitality Management, located in the College of Human Ecology, has announced a new event series to begin this fall called World of Wines.

This year, the World of Wines will feature four events over a three-day period. All events will feature Frank Kaemmer, Master Sommelier, from Germany. Kaemmer will introduce guests to various types of wines, educate on the history of wine making and talk about the production processes of wine.

“The World of Wines event consists of several exciting wine events that the Department of Hospitality Management organized so that students, faculty, alumni and community members can enjoy and learn more about wines around the world”, said Michael Ottenbacher, hospitality management department head. “ We want to increase the awareness of the hospitality management program here at K-State and raise funds to support our students who wish to study abroad for a semester or students and faculty who want to attend conferences around the country”.

The 3-day events begin Wednesday, October 24 with a four-course meal at Harry’s Restaurant in downtown Manhattan. The chefs at Harry’s will be preparing special dishes for guests that complement the evening’s wine features. Seating is limited to 50 people and tickets are $125 per person. Deadline to order is October 20.

On Thursday, October 25, students in the graduate program in the Department of Hospitality Management will be making sushi rolls in-house to accompany Kaemmer’s wine selections. Guests will get a variety of different fish and roll types along with different wines and Saki throughout the event. Seating is limited to 60 people and tickets are $25 per person with a portion of the money going to the Graduate Student Education Fund. This event will be in Hoffman Lounge, Justin Hall. Parking is available on campus after 5:00 p.m. for free.

Friday, October 26 will feature two workshops with Master Sommelier Frank Kaemmer. The first workshop will be the Champagne Service where guests will learn proper storage and serving temperatures along with proper opening and pouring techniques of one of the world’s finest beverages. At the conclusion of the class, guests will get a complimentary glass of champagne. Seating is limited to 72 people and tickets are $10 per person.

The second workshop will be a 60-minute tasting workshop on the Riesling Terroirs of Germany. Guests will enjoy samples of a variety of Rieslings while learning about the diversity of Germany’s signature wine.  Seating is available or the first 60 people and tickets are $10 per person.

Tickets are available online through the K-State Alumni Association or by phone at 785-532-3360. More information can also be found at the K-State Hospitality Management Facebook page. Guests must be 21 or older to attend.

World of Wines- Presented by the Department of Hospitality Management

Wednesday, October 24- An Evening at Harry’s

6:00 p.m.

Harry’s Restaurant (418 Poyntz Ave. Manhattan, KS 66502)

$125/person

Reservations due by October 20

50 tickets available

Purchase tickets here

Thursday, October 25- Sushi and Wine Pairings

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Hoffman Lounge, Justin Hall (1324 Lovers Lane, Manhattan, KS 66506)

$25/person

60 tickets available

Purchase tickets here

Friday, October 26- Champagne Service Workshop

5:30-6:15 p.m.

Justin Hall (1324 Lovers Lane, Manhattan, KS 66506)

$10/person

72 tickets available

Purchases tickets here

Friday, October 26- The Riesling Terroirs of Germany Workshop

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Justin Hall (1324 Lovers Lane, Manhattan, KS 66506)

$10/person

60 tickets available

Purchase tickets here

 

This article was posted on Friday, September 21, 2018, and is filed under College News, Hospitality Management.