Friday, April 1, 2016
Wine Classic
at 7 - 10 pm

"Wine 101" Class
at 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Tickets In Advance:
$60 - Wine Classic
$100 - "Wine 101" Class

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Tickets prices at the door:
$70 - Wine Classic
$110 - "Wine 101" Class

At the KNCT Wine Classic you can enjoy tasting an assortment of domestic and imported wines along with delectable appetizers.

KNCT Central Texas College
PO Box 1800
Killeen, TX 76540-1800
Telephone: 254-526-1272
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"Wine 101" ClassPignetti's Italian Resturant of Temple logo

Wine 101 Class

Learn the basics of tasting wine with certified sommelier Steve Hanik. 

Take this jump-start course and you'll know what to look for in a glass of wine and how to describe it. You'll also get to know your preferences and how to buy wines that you like. Following the class, take your wine knowledge into the KNCT Wine Classic and practice what you've learned.

This course is perfect for novices starting to learn about wine, planning a trip to wine country or attending a wine dinner. 

This ticket is all inclusive; allows admittance to class and tasting. 




Steve Hanik

Steve Hanik, Sommelier

Steve loves the story of wine and the journey it takes from grape to glass. To learn more and understand his own wine cellar, he studied with the International Sommelier Guild through the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Today, he hosts wine and food pairings; conducts lectures and classes; consults with local restaurants and wine merchants and enjoys fine wine and the food, family and friends it brings together.

Steve's communications-industry journey spanned more than 40 years, from public and commercial broadcasting to corporate video production and public relations, international marketing development. He wrote, produced and hosted the KNCT Public Broadcasting television show "Journey In Every Glass" and "Wines For The Holidays." His television series "Wine Journeys" explores Texas vines, Texas wines and the people who produce them.

He notes there are hundreds of TV channels and then "there's PBS." His Wine 101 class during the KNCT Wine Classic helps fund both KNCT-FM and KNCT-TV. He and his wife, Mary, own Journey Vineyards.