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Course Syllabus: Beginner's Guide to Wine


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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! 

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

 

Lesson 1: Introduction to Wine: Flavors and Fermentation

Lesson 2: Introduction to Wine: Aging and Tasting

Lesson 3: White Wines of France

Lesson 4: History of American Wine, and the Wines of Washington, Oregon, and New York

Lesson 5: The Wines of California

Lesson 6: White Wines of Germany

Lesson 7: Red Wines of Burgundy and the Rhone Valley

Lesson 8: Red Wines of Bordeaux

Lesson 9: Red Wines of California

Lesson 10: Wines of Spain and Italy

Lesson 11: Champagne, Sherry, and Port Wines

Lesson 12: Wines From Other Regions of the World

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz along with a final assignment. Students will successfully complete this course with an overall average of 70% or higher.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Know what wine is.
  • Identify the white wines of France.
  • Know 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.
  • Know champagne, sherry, and port wines, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Assessment Guide

An Introduction5
Lesson 1: Introduction to Wine: Flavors and Fermentation10
Sensations100
Lesson 2: Introduction to Wine: Aging and Tasting10
Characteristics of Alsace Wine100
Lesson 3: White Wines of France10
Prohibition100
Lesson 4: History of American Wine, and the Wines of Washington, Oregon, and New York10
Winemakers100
Lesson 5: The Wines of California10
Wine Regions of Germany100
Lesson 6: White Wines of Germany10
Red Wine100
Lesson 7: Red Wines of Burgundy and the Rhone Valley10
Selecting a Red Bordeaux Wine100
Lesson 8: Red Wines of Bordeaux10
Lesson 9: Red Wines of California10
Rioja100
Lesson 10: Wines of Spain and Italy10
Similarities and Differences100
Lesson 11: Champagne, Sherry, and Port Wines10
Final Thoughts100
The Final Assignment100
Lesson 12: Wines From Other Regions of the World10
The Final Exam35
Total Points:1260
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