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Intermediate Wine Course (Fall Semester)

Sun, October 8, 2023 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Intermediate Wine Course

Course Duration: Sundays, October 8th to November 26th

Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Course Overview: From the picturesque Italian peninsula to the bustling docks of Bordeaux, the Intermediate Certificate of Global Wine Studies offers an immersive journey into the captivating realm of wine. Delve into the intricacies of the global wine landscape as you explore the varied wine styles, diverse varietals, and the art of winemaking across key wine-producing nations. By the end of this enriching semester, graduates will possess a comprehensive understanding of worldwide wine types and styles, emerging as connoisseurs of the global vineyard.

I got my start at the Wine School of Philadelphia. Their support help launch my winemaking careeer.

Jenny Shultz, co-owner, Jolie-Laide Wines. Sonoma.

Course Schedule (Subject to Change):

Week 1 (October 8th): Introduction to Global Wine Society

  • Understanding the significance of wine across cultures and history
  • Overview of major wine-producing regions and their contributions

Week 2 (October 15th): United States: A Tapestry of Terroirs

  • Exploring the distinct wine regions of the United States
  • Analyzing varietals and styles unique to American winemaking

Week 3 (October 22nd): Australia: Land of Contrasts

  • Uncovering Australia’s wine heritage and diverse landscapes
  • Tasting sessions featuring iconic Australian varietals

Week 4 (October 29th): South America’s Vinicultural Charms

  • Surveying the burgeoning wine scenes of South American countries
  • Delving into the influence of geography on South American wines

Week 5 (November 5th): South Africa’s Winemaking Renaissance

  • Tracing the evolution of South African wine industry
  • Understanding the role of sustainability and innovation in South African winemaking

Week 6 (November 12th): New Zealand’s Cool Climate Wonders

  • Discovering New Zealand’s cool climate viticulture
  • Appreciating the elegance of New Zealand’s signature varietals

Week 7 (November 19th): Spain’s Rich Tapestry of Flavors

  • Immersing in Spain’s diverse wine regions and traditions
  • Exploring the allure of Spanish Tempranillo and other native grapes

Week 8 (November 26th): Italy and France: Vinicultural Icons

  • Examining the timeless allure of Italian and French wines
  • Comparing Old World traditions and the concept of terroir

Assessment and Graduation:

  • Weekly quizzes to gauge understanding of each region’s wine styles and history
  • Participation in interactive tasting sessions
  • Final project: Presenting a comparative analysis of a chosen varietal across two different countries

Upon completing the program, graduates will receive the Intermediate Certificate of Global Wine Studies, attesting to their mastery of the world’s diverse wines and winemaking techniques.

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Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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