Vine to Wine: The Fundamentals

Complete an in-depth study of wine focused on winemaking practices, grapes, and regions. Receive training in wine tasting, wine service, and food and wine pairing. Further broaden your wine education via industry discussions, guest speakers, and field trips. Vine to Wine covers general winemaking, including ongoing discussions of how environmental conditions and actions taken by winemakers influence the finished wine. Each week, break down and examine a different major wine making region by looking at conditions like climate and soil. Taste over 10 wines per session to learn about varietal and regional standards while learning to examine wine in blind tasting format. Receive instruction and practice on wine service for both still and sparkling wines. Study food and wine pairing theory, then bring it to life by choosing your own wine and cheese pairings. Daily discussions about what is currently trending in the wine industry will open your eyes to aspects of the industry you never knew existed. Professionals working in the wine industry will be brought in to discuss their point of view of what they see in the market. Field trips are used to introduce career opportunities in the world of wine. A three-part final exam tests student knowledge in written, essay, and blind tasting formats.

The Vine to Wine course is open to anyone. Whether you are a wine professional looking to hone your skills, considering a career change, or a wine enthusiast who just wants to learn more about something you love, this class is for you. Although extremely challenging, the course starts without any prerequisite wine knowledge needed.

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