Course Description

For some people, wine can be a confusing topic. It certainly doesn't need to be, and this comprehensive course will remove any fear you have about learning what you have always wanted to learn about wine. 

After starting with an overview of some basic terms and principles about wine, we will take you on a world tour of the famous wine regions and vineyards in France, Italy, Spain, the United States, Portugal, Australia, Austria, Greece, and other countries. 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'll 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 in order 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!

 
  • 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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