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Want to learn how to make wine? You can do so at a local university


POSTED: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 6:25am

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 7:29am

Students at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces are learning something new in class. They're learning the art of making wine and how to make wine.

The class offers both the science behind wine production and the business skills and theories needed to create a successful, small winery or vineyard in New Mexico.

The course is called: Wine Making, Production Costs & Marketing for Small Wineries. It's a popular class at the university and is open to students 21 years of age and older.

The professors for the class are Bernd Maier, NMSU Extension Viticulture Specialist, and Bill Gorman, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business. Maier focuses on the art and science of growing and processing the grapes, while Gorman’s expertise is on the business side of production and marketing.

Maier or Gorman must personally verify that participants are 21 years of age before students can enroll in the class.

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