Explore the Fundamentals of Wine

Wine FUNdamentals

This new course will take you through the basics of how wine is made. You’ll learn the principal wine producing regions and their resulting wines. You’ll also explore food and wine pairing principals and determine your palate preferences through interactive tastings.

Students in this program can expect to:

  • Gain an understanding of how to taste and evaluate wines
  • Expand their wine preferences through guided tastings
  • Understand how wine is made and how this can affect a wines profile
  • Learn how food and wine can be successfully paired
  • Gain newfound confidence when buying/ordering/cellaring wine.

Participants must be 21 years of age to register and attend. ID’s will be validated upon entry.

Registration Information

Course code: CE.ENR-299
Course dates: April 2 through June 4 (no class on April 16)
Day & Time: Tuesday, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Location: William G. Rohrer Center, Route 70, Cherry Hill
Price: $385 (Tuition $250, Books/Supplies $135)

Please call 856-374-4955 for more information.

Course taught by

Sharyn Kervyn de Volkaersbeke
dipWSET, CSW, CWJM, Sommelier
Member, Association of Wine Educators (AWE)
Wine & Spirits Education Trust, diploma with honors
Society of Wine Educators, Certified Specialist of Wine
American Wine Society, Certified Wine Judge with Merit
American Wine Society, National Education Committee
WineSmarts II course creator, coordinator and instructor
Wine Judge of Amateur, Commercial, International and OIV European competitions
Associate Judge for the International Wine Challenge (IWC)
Rutgers Grape & Wine Certification Course instructor
Camden County College creator and instructor for Wine FUNdamentals I and II
Tastevin level member, Dionysian Wine Society International
Proprietor KdV Wine Services LLC

Sharyn Kervyn’s professional career has been devoted to the wine industry, learning and sharing her knowledge with fellow enthusiasts. She is a diploma WSET graduate with honors, a Certified Specialist of wine, Tastevin level member with the Dionysian Wine Society and Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers. She is also an International and AWS Certified Wine Judge (with Merit), and judges annually for competitions in America and Europe, including OIV competitions in France and Germany and Associate Judge for the prestigious IWC out of London, England.
She opened the Getty Center Museum in Los Angeles as their catering director and has held wine director and general manager posts in California and New Jersey, where she founded KdV Wine Services and teaches wine education courses she has written at area colleges, including Rutgers University and Camden County College (Wine FUNdamentals I and II). Her wine courses have earned her membership into the prestigious Association of Wine Educators, and her wine lists have consistently won ‘Best of’ Wine Spectator Awards as the Wine Director for The Capital Grille restaurants where she worked for 15 years. Sharyn currently Chairs a chapter she founded and serves on the national Wine Education Committee for AWS, where she serves as coordinator for the WineSmarts courses, and wrote and teaches WineSmarts II. She founded KdV Wine Services in 2021.