Human Bean coffee shop slates an annual fundraising event, while Oregon Wine Education Center schedules another tasting room training

Buy a coffee and help fight cancer

The Human Bean coffee shop, which has a location in Newberg at the corner of Villa and Portland roads, will hold its annual cancer fundraising event, Coffee for a Cure, on Friday. Proceeds from the event will be donated to local breast cancer agencies. The effort has helped fund nearly 1,600 mammograms in Oregon alone and in 2016 Coffee for a Cure raised $202,448 to bring the total to more than $1.05 million in the past 11 years.

Next TRAHC training session set

The Oregon Wine Education Center, a function of the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce, will hold the next Level 1 Tasting Room Associate Hospitality Course (TRAHC) from 5:30 to 8:30 Oct. 23 and Oct. 30. Registration is limited to 10 individuals, who must attend both evenings to earn their certificates of completion.

TRAHC, according to Chamber officials, was developed to "provide a foundation for people already working, or who want to start working, in a tasting room or restaurant, and jumpstart a career in the wine or restaurant industry."

The course covers an introduction to Oregon wine and wine history, an essential wine knowledge practicum, opening and pouring bottles, telling a winery's or restaurant's story and the art of great salesmanship.

The course is taught by Charles Hesson, a certified sommelier from Alexana Winery. It is based on hands-on, interactive learning, including an extended role-play unit where participants practice how to describe wines, tell a winery's story and make the sale.

TRAHC classes will also be offered in January and February.

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