Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill Development


Prerequisite: a passing grade in Level 2

Levels 3 and 4 together provide students with a mastery of the world wine industry. The curriculum of Level 3 is divided into the following sections:

  • Viticulture, Vinification, Maturation
  • Wine Tasting (including blind tasting)
  • The Interaction of Wine and Food
  • The Business of Wine
There are fourteen three-hour classes plus a final exam covering tasting skills, factual information, and essay writing.

BOOKS: Textbooks are not included but may be purchased at the bookseller of your choice or at Boston Universitys 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.


  • Wine Production: Vine to Bottle, by Keith Grainger and Hazel Tattersall (Blackwell Publishing: 2005)
  • Essential Winetasting, by Michael Schuster (Mitchell Beazley: 2005 [paperback])
  • Wine with Food, by Joanna Simon (Mitchell Beazley: 1996)
  • Wine Marketing And Sales: Success Strategies for a Saturated Market, by Liz Thach, Janeen Olsen, Paul Wagner (Wine Appreciation Guild: 2007)

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: $2500.00


Meets at Boston University: 808 Commonwealth Ave., Demonstration Room, Room 117 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesdays from February 6, 2008 to May 14, 2008 (15 meetings)