Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill Development
Level 3 provides students with a mastery of the world-wide wine industry. The curriculum is divided into the following sections: viticulture, vinification, maturation; winetasting, including blind tasting; the interaction of wine and food; the business of wine. There are 14 3-hour classes including a final exam covering tasting skills, factual information and essay writing. Prerequisite: a passing grade in Level 2.
GLASSES: Please bring 6 tasting glasses to class. Glasses are available for purchase for $20 on the first day of class. You may pay cash or check to your instructor.
REQUIRED TEXTS: Wine Production: Vine to Bottle. Keith Grainger and Hazel Tattersall, 2005.
Essential Winetasting. Michael Schuster, Mitchell Beazley, 2009 (older editions are
Wine Marketing And Sales: Success Strategies for a Saturated Market, 2nd Edition. Liz
Thach, Janeen Olsen, Paul Wagner, Wine Appreciation Guild, 2007, 2011
Mondovino (DVD), Jonathan Nossiter, 2004