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With its roots in ancient cultures as early as 6,000 BC, wine has long been part of the human experience. Today, increasing worldwide interest in wine and its complexities and varieties has created an international market valued at $304 billion annually. For the learner who is just getting started in the study of wine, this course will help you take the first steps toward understanding the physiological process of wine tasting. The first module will explore types of wine and help you set up your own tasting. You’ll also begin to build a sensory vocabulary. In module 2 you will review classic wine types of the world and set up flights of specific wines. Later we’ll examine the various faults and defects that can appear in wine as well as techniques for spotting problems. In week 4 we’ll delve into the complex world of wine and food pairings, and its “seven deadly sins.” The course will culminate in a peer review project in which you will apply the knowledge and sensory techniques you have developed throughout the course to assess a specific wine....
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Approx. 18 hours to complete

Sugerido: 5 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week, including a final project...
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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

Week
1
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4 horas para concluir

Wine Styles

In this first module we’ll take the first steps on our journey through the various categories of wines, starting with the flavor profiles of classic New World and Old World wines. We’ll also identify and describe flavor groups of wine and discuss sensory physiology including the visual, olfactory, textural, and taste aspects of various wines. We’ll also analyze how climate can affect the grape and wine flavor expression, and we’ll discuss the concept of "terroir". Finally, you will create a set of basic taste standards for practicing blind tasting....
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18 vídeos (Total de 128 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video18 videos
Wine Styles Introduction1min
Introduction to Wine Sensory9min
Wine Glasses13min
Basic Wine Types3min
Old World Versus New World Wines5min
Climate and Style6min
Selecting Wines for this Course3min
Formal Wine Tasting Set-Up4min
The Tasting Grid5min
Wine Clarity7min
Wine Color10min
The First Sniff8min
The First Taste10min
The Second Taste6min
Wine Texture7min
Formal Wine Evaluation (Whites)9min
Formal Wine Evaluation (Reds)10min
Reading1 leituras
Before You Begin...2min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Module 1 - Wine Styles24min
Week
2
Clock
3 horas para concluir

Wine Flavor and Aroma

In this module, the journey continues and we will compare and contrast the flavor profiles of eight classic red varietals and eight classic white varietals. We’ll also discuss the growing requirements for each varietal as well as their cultural and historic background and growing locations. At the conclusion of this module, you will write a descriptive analysis of the aroma attributes you identify in a particular wine. Finally, you’ll create flavor standards to help you develop your sensory vocabulary....
Reading
24 vídeos (Total de 113 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video24 videos
The Aroma Wheel13min
Grape Varietals8min
Bordeaux Reds and Whites3min
Selecting Typical Wines1min
Chardonnay7min
Chenin Blanc3min
Sauvignon Blanc3min
Semillon2min
Noble Rot2min
Riesling3min
The International Riesling Foundation & Trimethyldihydronaphthalene3min
Gewürztraminer3min
Pinot Grigio2min
MLF and Buttery3min
Cabernet Sauvignon4min
Merlot2min
Pinot Noir3min
Syrah / Shiraz3min
Grenache2min
Sangiovese2min
Descriptive Analysis4min
Flight of Whites13min
Flight of Reds13min
Reading1 leituras
Selecting Wines for This Module10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Module 2 - Wine Flavor/Aroma Standards22min
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3
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3 horas para concluir

Common Wine Faults

Is there something wrong with this wine? This week we’ll examine the philosophy behind what actually constitutes a fault in wine. We’ll identify the most often-encountered faults and explain how to recognize them as well as determine what caused them. We’ll also examine the Old World and New World sensibilities toward some of these faults, and discuss how some so-called faults may really be attributes that contribute to a wine’s complexity. We’ll differentiate between a fault and a defect and examine the range of classic faults and their origins. You’ll learn techniques for spotting problems and create wine defect sniff standards to practice fault recognition. ...
Reading
13 vídeos (Total de 71 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video13 videos
Common Wine Faults7min
Beauty is in the Nose of the Beholder4min
Threshold4min
Oxidation Faults4min
Vinegar8min
Reduction Faults3min
Oxidation and Acetic Acid Faults10min
Sulfites and Sulfides4min
Microbial Faults6min
Cork Taint4min
Sulfites5min
Common Wine Faults Summary6min
Reading1 leituras
Materials to Acquire10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Module 3 - Common Wine Faults24min
Week
4
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2 horas para concluir

Wine and Food Pairing

Can you drink red wine with fish? In this module we’ll discuss the often perplexing question of how to pair wine with food, and the physical, structural, textural, and aromatic aspects of both the "wine side" and the "food side" of the equation. We’ll discuss ways to improve your ability to make flavorful choices and determine the structure and "weight" of a wine. To help you predict a good food match, we’ll talk about the process of flavor profiling and how to decide whether to change a wine or food to make a pair work. Finally, we’ll discuss the "seven deadly sins" of wine and food pairing, and you’ll develop a personal wine and food scoring system....
Reading
11 vídeos (Total de 75 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video11 videos
Pairing Wine and Foods6min
Deconstructing the Flavors7min
Bridging Ingredients4min
Food Weight6min
The Cherry Tomato Experiment5min
Balance3min
Sip, Bite, Sip3min
Grading Food and Wine Interactions5min
Food and Wine Pairing Activity15min
Food and Wine Pairing Activity Continued15min
Reading1 leituras
Materials For This Module15min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Module 4 - Wine and Food Pairing20min

Instrutores

John Buechsenstein

Wine Appreciation Faculty
UC Davis Division of Continuing and Professional Education

Sobre University of California, Davis

UC Davis, one of the nation’s top-ranked research universities, is a global leader in agriculture, veterinary medicine, sustainability, environmental and biological sciences, and technology. With four colleges and six professional schools, UC Davis and its students and alumni are known for their academic excellence, meaningful public service and profound international impact....

Perguntas Frequentes – FAQ

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • To properly complete this course, you are expected to purchase wine and materials on your own to follow along with the instructor. You will need to purchase wine glasses (if you do not already have a proper set as outlined in the lecture), up to 16 bottles of wine, and small amounts of food to experience this course fully. We anticipate you will spend anywhere from $150-$250 USD for the materials in this course.

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