Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local Perspectives


Level 4 offers an in-depth understanding of the global wine industry and develops students' ability to communicate that understanding. Course work includes readings spanning issues of historic and cultural importance, class discussions and student assignments and in-class presentations. Blind tastings of wines and sensorial analyses will be practiced throughout the course. There are 14 3-hour classes plus a final exam covering essay writing and tasting analysis. Prerequisite: a passing grade in Level 3.

GLASSES: Please bring 6 tasting glasses to class. Glasses are available for purchase for $20 on the first day of class. Students may pay cash or check to your instructor.

REQUIRED TEXTS: The Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia, Fifth Edition, Revised DK ADULT (October 31, 2011)
Tom Stevenson, ISBN-10: 0756686849, ISBN-13: 978-0756686840
The Oxford Companion to Wine, Third Edition, edited by Jancis Robinson. Oxford University
Press (2006). ISBN-10: 0198609906, ISBN-13: 978-0198609902


  • General Public: $2200.00


  • 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 6:00 pm (14 meetings)

  • Thursday, September 04, 2014
  • Thursday, September 11, 2014
  • Thursday, September 18, 2014
  • Thursday, September 25, 2014
  • Thursday, October 02, 2014
  • Thursday, October 09, 2014
  • Thursday, October 16, 2014
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
  • Thursday, October 30, 2014
  • Thursday, November 06, 2014
  • Thursday, November 13, 2014
  • Thursday, November 20, 2014
  • Thursday, December 04, 2014
  • Thursday, December 11, 2014