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An Introduction to Wine Appreciation

$68 Limited inc GST
An Introduction to Wine Appreciation

<p>Learn about style and quality in dry red and white wines made from ‘noble’ grape varieties. You will be able to immediately apply newly learned skills to some stylistically different wines: dry

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Learn about style and quality in dry red and white wines made from ‘noble’ grape varieties. You will be able to immediately apply newly learned skills to some stylistically different wines: dry whites (Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay) and dry reds (Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinot Noir).


Understand the basics of winemaking, the first steps in how to taste wine and in assessing quality. The session will commence with some exercises that acquaint you with your own tastebuds: sourness (acidity), sweetness and bitterness. You will also discover the tastes and complexities of alcohol. And what happens when you put all these elements together.


You will experience how wines made from these grapes differ from each other and determine some personal preferences. An apple, for instance, will be crisp, sweet and sharp to taste. A good pear will be softly sweet, slightly granular in texture and slightly scented. One is not better than the other, they’re just different. Wine is like that too.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have an understanding of the basics of how wine is made, the mechanics of tasting and consideration of how to measure quality.
  2. Understand that different grapes and origins produce different styles, that individual preferences will vary and that these may change according to mood or context.