Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local Perspectives
Level 4 offers an in-depth understanding of the global wine industry through students’ use of critical analysis. Course work includes readings spanning issues of historic, cultural, and topical importance, class discussions and student assignments and in-class presentations. Students blind taste wines which have been selected to elucidate themes and issues. The small class size enhances personalized instruction and the degree of feedback between teacher and students. Class discussion focuses on the refinement of communication skills with respect to expression of sensory perception of wines and to the effective expression of ideas through speech and essays.There are 14 3-hour classes plus a final exam covering essay writing and tasting analysis. Prerequisite: a passing grade in Level 3.
WINE GLASSES: Students are required to purchase wine glasses, which are available for purchase for $20 on the first day of class. You may pay cash, check, or credit card to your instructor.
The Oxford Companion to Wine, Fourth Edition, edited by Jancis Robinson. Oxford University Press (2015). ISBN 978-0198705383