Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An Introduction

Description

Prerequisite: none

This survey course provides a foundation of essential knowledge for consumers and professionals. Topics covered include: tasting wine, food and wine pairing, grape varieties, basic viniculture and viticulture, and the world’s most important wine-producing regions. Level 1 is the place to start for beginners and those who wish to solidify a foundation in wine studies and practice wine tasting. There are nine three-hour classes plus a final exam. Level 1 is not a prerequisite for Level 2, but does provide students with important and useful preparation for higher levels of study.

BOOKS: Textbooks are not included but may be purchased at the bookseller of your choice or at Boston University’s Barnes and Noble660 Beacon St. (Kenmore Square) – Boston, MA. 617-267-8484. http://bu.bkstore.com/

Note: It is best to call to check availability in advance. You may wish to purchase your books from an on-line source.

LEVEL ONE TEXTBOOK:

  • The World Atlas of Wine, by Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson. Mitchell Beazley: 5th or 6th Edition.

GLASSES: Please bring 6 wine tasting glasses to class. We recommend the short-stemmed INAO tasting glasses ($25), available at The Wine Gallery – 375 Boylston St., Route 9 at Cypress St. – Brookline, MA – 617-277-5522. http://www.wine-gallery.com/

Cost

  • General Public: $850.00

Instructor

  • Sandy Block (Presenter)
    One of only two Masters of Wine residing in New England.
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  • Bill Nesto (Presenter)
    One of only two Masters of Wine residing in New England.
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  • Alexander Murray (Presenter)
    Alexander Murray is a Wine Instructor at the Elizabeth Bishop Wine Resource Center at Boston University.
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Meetings

Meets at Boston University: 808 Commonwealth Ave., Demonstration Room, Room 117 at 6:00 pm (9 meetings)

  • Monday, February 04, 2008
  • Monday, February 11, 2008
  • Monday, February 25, 2008
  • Monday, March 03, 2008
  • Monday, March 10, 2008
  • Monday, March 17, 2008
  • Monday, March 24, 2008
  • Monday, March 31, 2008
  • Monday, April 14, 2008