Can anyone tell me if culinary schools require their students to taste wine during the chapter on wines? I don't imbibe for religious reasons and don't want to be forced to as part of my education. I'm looking into L'Academie de Cuisine in Maryland in particular, so if there are any L'Academie alum or current students, your input would be most appreciated. Also, forgive me my naivete, but students aren't taught or expected to kill live animals like chickens, are they? I presume that's done only with fish and that, with the land animals, they just learn how to prepare the cuts. Thanks in advance for your replies.