Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
Wine Classic at 7 - 10 pm
"Wine 101" Class at 5 pm

Tickets In Advance:
$100 PP - "Wine 101" Class


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

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

"Wine 101" ClassPignetti's Italian Resturant of Temple logo

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.

Class begins at 5:00 p.m. prior to the Wine Classic. Ticket includes exclusive early entrance to the wine tasting 30 minutes prior to general admission.  Buy your ticket now; space is limited to 150 persons.


Steve Hanik

Steve Hanik, SommelierSteve loves the story of wine and the journey it takes from grape to glass. To learn more and understand what was in his own 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 spans more than 40 years, from public and commercial broadcasting to corporate video production to public relations, marketing and advertsing. 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 raise funds for both KNCT-FM and KNCT-TV. He and his wife, Mary, own Salado Sunset Group, consisting of Salado Sunset Wine Tastings and SSG fashion accessories. They also own and operate Journey Vineyards.