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GRAND RAPIDS – Kent District Library is hosting a series of informational programs about wine and cider tasting and making. There are still a number KDL Uncorked events hosted by local wine and cider experts to participate in.

The events are opportunities to learn about and taste local wine and cider. Steve Siciliano, owner of Siciliano’s Market will teach Winemaking 101 courses at a few different library locations. Karen Grossman will host a wine tasting and presentation at her winery, Kayla Rae Cellars. Jason Lummen, owner of The People’s Cider Co., will host a tour and tasting at his cidery.

And for those who are interested in an event that marries the librarian and sommelier in them, Allie Merrick, co-host of the video series “My Wine Words,” will hold an event wherein she pairs wines with literary works.

A complete list of the KDL Uncorked events from the KDL blog is viewable below.

KDL Uncorked: Winemaking 101 Join wine aficionado Steve Siciliano, owner of Siciliano’s Market, as he talks about the ins and outs of making wine at home. Learn about the basic equipment and procedures needed for making wine from concentrated kits, as well as with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Tuesday, October 13, 6:00 PM, Tyrone Township Branch

Tuesday, October 27, 6:00 PM, Caledonia Township Branch

Monday, November 16, 6:00 PM, Englehardt/Lowell Branch

KDL Uncorked: Wine Tasting at Kayla Rae Cellars Enjoy buy-one-get-one tastings and a presentation by winery owner Karen Grossman on how current wine and cider selections were developed, created and refined. Participants must be 21 or older. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited.

Wednesday, October 21, 6:30 PM, 31 Courtland St. NE Rockford

KDL Uncorked: The People’s Cider Co. Tour and Tasting Discover a fresh take on craft beverages in West Michigan. Jason Lummen, owner and creator of The People’s Cider Co., will give a tour and provide free tastings of their Traditional Barrel Aged Ciders. Tastings are free and $4 half pints will be available for purchase. For adults ages 21 and older.

Tuesday, October 20, 6:00 PM, 600 Maryland Ave NE, Suite B Grand Rapids

KDL Uncorked: Wine & Words with Allie Merrick A perfect pairing of bottles and books. Join Allie Merrick, co-host of My Wine Words, as she pairs wine with literary works. Read and sip between the lines in a unique wine experience. Pre-Registration is required. For adults ages 21 and older.

Wednesday, October 28, 6:00 PM, East Grand Rapids Branch

Thursday, November 19, 6:00 PM, Kentwood/Richard L. Root Branch

Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery