Wine Level 1: SUMMER SESSION
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 winestudies 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 but may be purchased at Boston University's Barnes and Noble - 660 Beacon St (Kenmore Square), 617-267-8484, http://bu.bkstore.com. Note: It is best to call to check availability in advance. GLASSES: Please bring 6 tasting glasses to class. We recommend the short-stemmed INAO tasting glasses ($25), available at the Wine Gallery - 375 Boyston St, Rte 9 at Cypress St, Brookline, MA - 617-277-5522. Students should call the store for availability.