Course Description

Unlocking the World of Wine

Wine: a tantalizing elixir, deeply woven into the tapestry of cultures around the world, but often perceived as a labyrinthine subject. This course promises to be your beacon, illuminating the world of wine and ensuring that you navigate it with confidence and joy.

Erase any trepidation you've ever had about understanding wine. Embark on a journey that begins with mastering fundamental wine concepts and terminology, setting a sturdy foundation for the exploration that lies ahead.

Journey through the Vines:

  • Global Wine Tour: Traverse the iconic wine regions of France, Italy, and Spain, then extend your voyage to the robust vineyards of the United States, the enchanting wineries of Portugal, Australia's sun-kissed valleys, Austria's scenic wine trails, the ancient vine lands of Greece, and beyond.

  • The Art of Tasting: Know what to look for in taste and smell and learn to savor wines like a professional.

  • Selecting with Confidence: Whether you're at an upscale restaurant, a local store, or planning a meal at home, gain the expertise to choose the perfect bottle every time.

  • Pairing Perfection: Discover the symphony of flavors that can be achieved when wine meets food. From appetizers to desserts, we'll demystify the principles of wine and food pairing.

  • From Vine to Glass: Dive deep into the alchemy of winemaking. Grasp the transformative journey of grapes—from the moment they're plucked from the vine until they're elegantly captured in a bottle.

  • The Heart of Wine – The Grape: The humble grape, the cornerstone of every wine, holds secrets and stories. Delve into the diverse grape varieties and understand their pivotal role in crafting distinct wines.

Wine, with its myriad flavors, textures, and histories, is one of life's most delightful pleasures. This course ensures that you enjoy it to the fullest, savoring each sip with knowledge and appreciation. So raise a glass to a richer understanding and a world of delightful discoveries!

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize what wine is.
  • Identify the white wines of France.
  • Summarize the history of American wine, and the wines of Washington, Oregon, and New York.
  • Identify the wines of California.
  • Describe the white wines of Germany.
  • Describe red wines of Burgundy and the Rhone Valley.
  • Recognize red wines of Bordeaux and the red wines of California.
  • Describe wines of Spain and Italy.
  • Summarize champagne, sherry, and port wines.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 5 points
Lesson 1: Introduction to Wine: Flavors and Fermentation 10 points
Sensations 100 points
Lesson 2: Introduction to Wine: Aging and Tasting 10 points
Characteristics of Alsace Wine 100 points
Lesson 3: White Wines of France 10 points
Prohibition 100 points
Lesson 4: History of American Wine, and the Wines of Washington, Oregon, and New York 10 points
Winemakers 100 points
Lesson 5: The Wines of California 10 points
Wine Regions of Germany 100 points
Lesson 6: White Wines of Germany 10 points
Red Wine 100 points
Lesson 7: Red Wines of Burgundy and the Rhone Valley 10 points
Selecting a Red Bordeaux Wine 100 points
Lesson 8: Red Wines of Bordeaux 10 points
Lesson 9: Red Wines of California 10 points
Rioja 100 points
Lesson 10: Wines of Spain and Italy 10 points
Similarities and Differences 100 points
Lesson 11: Champagne, Sherry, and Port Wines 10 points
The Final Assignment 100 points
Final Thoughts 100 points
Lesson 12: Wines From Other Regions of the World 10 points
The Final Exam 35 points
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