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Wine Appreciation
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Wine Appreciation

Module 1: Grape varieties

  • 1.1 White grapes
  • 1.2 Black grapes
  • 1.3 Red grapes
  • 1.4 Hybrid grapes

Module 2: Winemaking

  • 2.1 Planting
  • 2.2 Harvesting
  • 2.3 Crushing
  • 2.4 Primary fermentation
  • 2.5 Pressing
  • 2.6 Secondary fermentation
  • 2.7 Blending
  • 2.8 Filtration

Module 3: Wine varieties

  • 4.1 Red wine
  • 4.2 White wine
  • 4.3 Blends
  • 4.4 Rose
  • 4.5 Sparkling wine

Module 4: Why are there so many wine varieties?

  • 4.1 Factors that influence style
  • 4.2 Factors that influence quality
  • 4.3 Factors that influence price

Module 5: Wine regions

  • 5.1 USA
  • 5.2 France
  • 5.3 Italy
  • 5.4 Spain
  • 5.5 South America
  • 5.6 Other regions

Module 6: Wine tasting process

  • 6.1 Vertical vs. horizontal tastings
  • 6.2 Sight
  • 6.3 Smell
  • 6.4 Taste
  • 6.6 Wine tasting etiquette
  • 6.7 Scoring wine

Module 7: What to look for in your wine

  • 7.1 Balance
  • 7.2 Complexity and character
  • 7.3 Concentration
  • 7.4 Finish
  • 7.5 Faults

Module 8: Wine pairings: Wine & Food

  • 8.1 Purpose of wine pairings
  • 8.2 Classic pairings
  • 8.3 Effect of poor pairing

Module 9: How to serve wine

  • 9.1 Opening a bottle of wine
  • 9.2 Saving a bottle from a broken cork
  • 9.3 Proper pouring
  • 9.4 Using the right glass

Module 10: Proper wine storage

  • 10.1 How external variables affect wine
  • 10.2 Light whites and sparkling wines
  • 10.3 Medium-bodied whites and light-bodied reds
  • 10.4 Full-bodies whites and medium-bodies reds
  • 10.5 Full-bodied reds