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Course Description

For some people, wine can be a confusing topic. It certainly does not need to be, and this comprehensive course will remove any fear you have about learning what you have always wanted to learn about wine.  This course will cover such topics as how to properly taste wine and how to make a good selection in a restaurant or a store. It will also help you to select the best wine with certain foods. We will cover all the characteristics about wine, including its flavors, aromas, and color, and we will explore the entire winemaking process, from picking the grapes in the vineyard to bottling the wine. Grapes are the essential ingredient of wine, and we will cover all the essential knowledge you need to know to understand how grapes are involved in the winemaking process. Wine is one of life’s great pleasures and is meant to be enjoyed responsibly! 

Learning Objectives

  • Outline the growing cycle of grape vines
  • Describe various micro climate conditions and their effects on wine flavors
  • Outline the basic steps of the winemaking process
  • Describe effects of common production methods resulting in different flavors and styles
  • List the most commonly found grape varietals, and describe the difference in flavor profile
  • Outline and describe the 5 tastes of the Psychology of Taste.
  • Detail the common grapes and styles of wines from the major wine regions of the world
  • Outline the major steps to properly open and serve a bottle of wine
  • Apply knowledge in recommending what wine to be paired with common food items
  • List common wine styles of classic wines from classic regions
  • Distinguish between the structures, aromas, and flavor of varietals while blind tasting
  • Understand the technique of identifying grape varieties in blind tasting
  • Outline the difference between wine laws in the major wine regions of the world
  • Describe and apply different methods and techniques used in wine service
  • Outline the importance of a well-managed wine program for a restaurant
  • Outline the importance of wine knowledge as it pertains to the guest experience