Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An Introduction


Prerequisite: none

This survey course provides a foundation of essential knowledge for consumers and professionals. Topics covered include: tasting wine, food and wine pairing, grape varieties, basic viniculture and viticulture, and the world’s most important wine-producing regions. Level 1 is the place to start for beginners and those who wish to solidify a foundation in wine studies and practice wine tasting. There are nine three-hour classes plus a final exam. Level 1 is not a prerequisite for Level 2, but does provide students with important and useful preparation for higher levels of study.

BOOKS: Textbooks are not included but may be purchased at the bookseller of your choice or at Boston University’s Barnes and Noble660 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.


  • The World Atlas of Wine, by Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson. Mitchell Beazley: 5th or 6th Edition.

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.


  • General Public: $850.00


Meets at Boston University: 808 Commonwealth Ave., Demonstration Room, Room 117 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

  • Feb 4, 2008
  • Feb 11, 2008
  • Feb 25, 2008
  • Mar 3, 2008
  • Mar 10, 2008
  • Mar 17, 2008
  • Mar 24, 2008
  • Mar 31, 2008
  • Apr 14, 2008