The Elizabeth Bishop Wine Resource Center
For over two decades, the Elizabeth Bishop Wine Resource Center at Boston University’s Metropolitan College has offered high-quality wine education programs that promote wine as part of an enjoyable and healthy lifestyle. The Center’s classes and seminars explore all aspects of wine, including viticulture; enology; wine history, economics, distribution and marketing; the pairing of wine with food; and the psychological, physiological, and cultural phenomena of wine consumption.
Wine Studies Program
MET’s Elizabeth Bishop Wine Resource Center offers a four-level Wine Studies curriculum that provides personal enrichment and enhances wine expertise for a range of students, including:
- Industry professionals
- Consumers who wish to enjoy wine to a greater degree
- Aspiring wine collectors
- Students who want to explore wine in the broader cultural context of food and cuisine
- People whose goal is to enter the wine trade
Boston University certification is provided upon successful completion of Levels 2, 3, and 4, enhancing one's opportunity to work in the wine industry. The knowledge obtained through these courses will prove invaluable, even for those already in the industry.
Learn from Expert Instructors
With decades of experience, our faculty offer insight into multiple areas of the beverage and restaurant industries, as well as wine and food journalism. Instructors Bill Nesto and Sandy Block each hold the designation of Master of Wine (MW) from the Institute of Masters of Wine, a wine-trade certification considered to be the world’s most prestigious and difficult to attain.
Network with Industry Professionals
The Massachusetts beverage and restaurant trades recognize the merits of Boston University’s Wine Studies program, and those in the industry frequently hire our graduates. In addition, industry professionals often participate in advanced classes, sharing their unique perspective and providing networking opportunities.
The Wine Studies Curriculum
Students enrolling in Wine Studies courses should note that midterm and final exams are offered only on the dates specified for a semester. All students, including those already in the industry, will benefit from the expertise of instructors Sandy Block, Bill Nesto, Stacy Woods, and Beth Ann Dahan.
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- Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine—An Introduction (Offered this summer)
- Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of Wine (Offered this summer)
- Level 3: Mastering Wine—Skill Development
- Level 4: The Wine Trade: Global, National, and Local Perspectives