Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill Development


Level 3 provides students with a mastery of the world-wide wine industry. The curriculum is divided into the following sections: viticulture, vinification,maturation; winetasting, including blind tasting; the interaction of wine and food; the business of wine. There are 14 3-hour classes including a final exam covering tasting skills, factual information and essay writing. Prerequisite: a passing grade in Level 2.

BOOKSWine Production: Wine to Bottle. Keith Grainger and Hazel Tattersall (Blackwell: 2005). Essential Winetasting. Michael Schuster (Mitchell Beazley: 2009). Wine with Food. Joanna Simon (Mitchel Beazley: 1996). Wine Marketing and Sales: Success Strategies for a Saturated Market. Liz Thach, Janeen Olsen, Paul Wagner (Wine Appreciation Guild: 2007). Textbooks are not included but meay be purchases at the bookseller of your choice or at Boston University's Barnes and Noble.

GLASSES: Please bring 6 tasting glasses to class. We recommend the short-stemmed INAO tasting glasses ($25) available at the Wine Gallery - 375 Boylston St, Rte 9 at Cypress St. - Brookline, MA 617-277-5522. Students should call the store for availablility. 


  • General Public: $2550.00


  • 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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  • Stacy Woods (Presenter)
    Stacy Woods is a Certified Wine Educator (CWE) and is currently a candidate for the Master of Wine (MW). Her experience in the wine trade is multifaceted, having worked at every tier of the wine trade. She was most recently the wine and spirits division manager for Atlas Distributing.
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Meets at Boston University: 808 Commonwealth Ave., Demonstration Room, Room 117 at 6:00 pm (14 meetings)

  • Wednesday, January 19, 2011
  • Wednesday, January 26, 2011
  • Wednesday, February 02, 2011
  • Wednesday, February 09, 2011
  • Wednesday, February 16, 2011
  • Wednesday, February 23, 2011
  • Wednesday, March 02, 2011
  • Wednesday, March 09, 2011
  • Wednesday, March 23, 2011
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2011
  • Wednesday, April 06, 2011
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2011
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2011