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The Level 2 Intermediate Certificate Course requires no previous knowledge and is the ideal starting place for students with limited understanding of wine or those who know something about particular types of wine but lack a breadth of knowledge. This course will enable students to interpret wine and spirits labels, explain the fundamentals of wine tasting, become familiar with the world's major wine regions and their principal wines, and give basic advice on wine selection and service. The course covers the major types, and includes tastings of more than 40 different wines and spirits of the world. Successful completion of a culminating multiple-choice exam earns students the Level 2 Certificate of the WSET. Tuition includes the WSET study pack and exam.

Tuition: $535.00

Member Cost: $510.00

Materials Cost: $295.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 9 sessions; starting 3/28/2017, ending 5/23/2017

Instructor : Adam Chase 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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Nothing quite beats the heat like a glass (or three) of chilled pink wine. Join wine writer and sommelier, Lauren Friel, exploring the delicious world of rosé. You'll taste through examples of small production, hand-made wines and learn about where they come from, who made them, production, pairing ideas and more! 

Tuition: $45.00

Member Cost: $39.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/23/2017

Instructor : Lauren Friel 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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With environmental threats to the future of bees, many have been taking more of an interest in the incredible world of honey and beekeeping. Honey expert and our own resident beekeeper, Marianne Staniunas, will not only give you a guided tasting through some incredible honeys from all over the world (paired with wines and cheeses!), but she'll also give you an insight into the basics of beekeeping. You'll be able to become a hive-master in no time!

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/24/2017

Instructor : Marianne Staniunas 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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So you have a fancy new camera. Now what? Learn what those buttons and dials mean, and do! Using a combination of hands-on exercises and presentations, this class will explore some of the automatic and manual features of your digital camera and learn how to use them to make the pictures you want. The class will cover both the technical aspects of picture-taking as well as the creative, including composition and editing. To get the most out of this course, participants should own one of the following: DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) (ex. Nikon D3100, Canon T3i)ILS/C (Interchangeable Lens System/Camera) (ex. Sony Alfa NEX-6, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2)Micro Four-Thirds (ex. Olympus OM-D E-M5)High-functioning point-and-shoot (a camera that includes settings such as P (Program), S/Tv (Shutter) and A/Av (Aperture), (ex. Canon G-Series, Nikon P7700)It is advisable to bring your camera's manual as well, as all cameras are different! Here's to happy shooting!

Tuition: $239.00

Member Cost: $205.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:15 PM - 9:45 PM; 5 sessions; starting 5/24/2017, ending 6/21/2017

Instructor : Christopher Padgett 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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Become your own favorite bartender and join the BCAE's Brady Graham for a crash course in cocktails! Brady will share tips, tricks and techniques for making extraordinary drinks.   

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/25/2017

Instructor : Brady Graham 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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- Fennel, Orange & Baby Arugula Salad - Tofu Cutlets “Pizzioli Style” - Tuscan Baked Zucchini - Sicilian Couscous Stuffed Peppers Many of us are striving to eat less meat, but still want delicious, traditional, comforting food. Diane Manteca will give you a hands-on class in preparing this entirely vegetarian meal from start to finish. You'll all sit down with a glass or two of wine and stuff yourselves with all these goodies!

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/31/2017

Instructor : Diane Manteca 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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New technology and innovative techniques are everywhere, and cooking is no exception! Come join chef and scientist, Kimi Ceridon, and learn dishes and techniques utilizing some of these simple, cutting edge methods. 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/31/2017

Instructor : Kimi Ceridon 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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Two great continents of cheese & wine; Two great experts to represent them! Join author and expert, Adam Centamore, and cheesemonger and wine buyer for South End Formaggio, Marianne Staniunas, as they teach you and taste you through a cheesemaking and winemaking lineup of epic proportions. 

Tuition: $69.00

Member Cost: $59.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/01/2017

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 2.Adam Centamore  1.Marianne Staniunas 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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This class is meant for students trying to gain two skill sets in Microsoft Excel that are important in many offices: Pivot Tables are used to optimize and simplify a user's ability to summarize, analyze, explore, and present data. Macros provide an ideal way to save time on predictable, repetitive tasks as well as standardize document formats. **Note: Participants must be at least an intermediate-level Excel user in order to take this class. Please bring a thumb drive to save your files.** Not sure if this class is right for you? Use this handy guide

Tuition: $135.00

Member Cost: $115.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Sat 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM; 1 session on 06/03/2017

Instructor : Michael Toon 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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The secret to happiness, according to ancient wisdom and modern science, rests in training the mind to focus on the moment, while savoring all that is good in your life. Happiness, it turns out, doesn't depend on good fortune, money, or finding the right mate, but upon an internal satisfaction that everyone can cultivate with a few daily practices. These simple practices have a cumulative effect on your psyche and your life, whereupon money, good fortune, and the right mate can be yours, if that's what you want.  Intuition, the seat of creativity, is an extra side effect of this work. Come to this class to jumpstart your new healthy, happy, and intuitive life.

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/06/2017

Instructor : Jeanne Mayell 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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Maximize your creativity with Photoshop, the world's most popular application for manipulating digital images. Whether you're a photographer, a graphic designer, or just an enthusiastic hobbyist, you'll learn to harness Photoshop's power to enhance or modify photos, create collages, and even add text to your images. This class is taught using Photoshop CS6 on PCs, but the skills you'll learn are applicable to Macs as well. Students need at least an intermediate level of computer experience; experience with computer graphics and photography is helpful but not required. Bring a flash drive to save your personal files.

Tuition: $185.00

Member Cost: $159.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 3 sessions; starting 6/7/2017, ending 6/21/2017

Instructor : Chris Cuddy 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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Join Olé and Olecito Chef-Owner Erwin Ramos for a night of Mexican cooking that will transport you to the sizzling streets south of the border. In this class, Chef Ramos teaches you how to prepare authentic Mexican street food, including some favorites direct from the menus of his popular Cambridge restaurants.

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $15.00

Schedule : Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/07/2017

Instructor : Erwin Ramos  

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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