This survey course provides a foundation of essential knowledge for consumers and professionals. Topics covered include: tasting wine, grape varieties, basic vinticulture and viticulture, and the world's most important wine producing regions. Level 1 is the place to start for beginners and those wishing to solidify a foundation in wine studies and to practice wine tasting. This is not a prerequisite for Level 2, but does prepare students for it.

BOOKS: The World Atlas of Wine. Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. Hamlyn: 6th. Ed. Textbook is not included

GLASSES: Please bring 6 tasting glasses to class. Glasses are available to purchase for $20 on the first class meeting (Visa, Mastercard, or check payable to Boston University).


  • General Public: $1000.00


  • Bill Nesto (Presenter)
    One of only two Masters of Wine residing in New England.
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Meets at Boston University: 808 Commonwealth Ave., Demonstration Room, Room 117 at 6:00 pm (10 meetings)

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2012
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2012
  • Monday, June 04, 2012
  • Wednesday, June 06, 2012
  • Monday, June 11, 2012
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2012
  • Monday, June 18, 2012
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
  • Monday, June 25, 2012
  • Wednesday, June 27, 2012