Residents who want to learn more about wine and taste samples of different domestic and imported beverages are invited to attend the sixth annual KNCT Wine Classic this weekend.

The event kicks off at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center with Wine 101 class led by Steve Hanik, a certified sommelier.

The course will teach participants, who must be 21 or older, what to look for in a glass of wine and how to describe it. It’ll also teach novices how to select the right wine for each meal, what to look for in taste and scent in selecting wines and other aspects of the wine-making process.

Tickets for the class, hosted by KNCT, are $100 in advance and $110 at the door. It includes early entry into the wine-tasting event.

Wine tasting will be from 7 to 10 p.m. and costs $60 in advance and $70 at the door.

During the tasting guests can sample an array of domestic and imported wines from a complimentary Wine Classic glass.

The event also features appetizers and a silent auction featuring high-end wines, art, a wine refrigerator, jewelry and wine baskets.

Contact Sarah Rafique at or (254) 501-7549. Follow her on Twitter at KDHreporter.

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