Skaneateles Speaker Series Offers Wine Program
In the next installment of the Skaneateles Speaker Series, Cheryl Stanley, lecturer at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, will speak on “Fun Food Wines to Complement Your Next Business Dinner.”
The program, organized by the Professional Services Committee of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at The Lodge at Welch Allyn, 4355 State Street Road, Skaneateles Falls. The public is invited to attend.
Stanley, who teaches Cornell’s popular Introduction to Wines course, will show participants how to read a wine list and artfully pair wine with food.
The program will include a tasting of Finger Lakes and international wines.
Stanley, who has studied and taught at The Culinary Institute of America, was founding partner of Cheryl Stanley Restaurant Consulting prior to joining Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration.
She is a former wine director and sommelier for The Wine Cask Restaurant in Santa Barbara, Calif. She also held management positions at the Four Seasons Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif.
A graduate of Cornell and Texas Tech, she was designated a Certified Specialist of Wine by the Society of Wine Educators and a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers. In 2011, she received an Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits from The London Wine School.
The evening will include opportunities for networking, door prizes and a silent auction. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided.
Contributing sponsors include Ramsgard Architectural Design P.C., Glenora Wine Cellars, the Village Bottle Shop, Pepper’s Discount Liquors and Wines, and Auburn Discount Liquor. Additional support comes from The Lodge at Welch Allyn.
Tickets are $25 for members of the Skaneateles Chamber and $30 for non-members, with payment requested at time of registration. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 315-685-0552, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by paying online at www.skaneateles.com/speaker.