Discovering the World of Wine

Course Code: HRT 237

Academic Year: 2017-2018

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts associated with wine (tasting, serving, interpreting labels, wine terminology, and storage) and its successful pairing with food. Students will learn how wine is made starting from the vine to the bottle. This course introduces the grape varieties used for making wine in the major wine regions of the world. In addition, the student is introduced to the principles of correct food and wine pairing and will study the building blocks of food tastes including sourness, sweetness, bitterness, saltiness, fattiness, spiciness and fruitiness and their influence on a successful wine selection. Exercises and tasting sessions are carried out in every class in a lab setting. Students will have the opportunity to write the WSET Level 2 Intermediate Certificate exam by paying the requisite exam fee.