This course goes into greater depth than Level 1 and is a prerequisite for Levels 3 and 4. Students passing this course will attain proficiency in the field of wine and associated alcoholic beverages. This intensive survey covers each of the world's most important geographic areas and includes comprehensive comparative tastings. There are 14 3-hour classes (one of which covers beer and spirits combined); the final exam includes a tasting as well as a written component. Prerequisite: none

BOOKS: The World Atlas of Wine, by Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson.  (Hamlyn: 6th Edition)

Textbook is not included but may be purchased at the bookseller of your choice or at Boston University’s Barnes and Noble – 660 Beacon St. (Kenmore Square) – Boston, MA. 617-267-8484.

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

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. Students should call the store for availability.


  • General Public: $1500.00


  • 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 5:30 pm (13 meetings)

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2011
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
  • Tuesday, June 07, 2011
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2011
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2011
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2011
  • Tuesday, July 05, 2011
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2011
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2011
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2011
  • Tuesday, August 02, 2011
  • Tuesday, August 09, 2011
  • Friday, August 12, 2011