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Introduction to Wines

Taylor's University via OpenLearning

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Overview

This MOOC will cover everything about Wine. In this 14 episodes course, students will learn about plant source, understanding the wine label, food matching and many more.

By the end of this course, you will be well armed to go into any wine store or restaurant and confidently select the beverage that you want.

Syllabus

Episode 1 – Alcoholic Beverages (The Big Picture)

·         Plant source (fruit, grains and other parts)

·         Fermented beverages vs Distilled beverages

 

Episode 2 – What is wine?

·         Fruit wine vs wine

 

Episode 3 – The 4 different types of wines

·         Still wine / table wine / wine

·         Sparkling wine

·         Fortified wine

·         Aromatized wine

 

Episode 4 – Old World wines vs New World wines

·         6 major New World wines

·         5 Major Old World wines

·         Difference in wine style between the two

 

Episode 5 – Factors that affect the taste and quality of wine - The Grape Variety

·         Vitis Vinifera

·         Noble grapes

·         Major white grape varieties

·         Major red grape varieties

·         Other interesting grape varieties

 

Episode 6 - Factors that affect the taste and quality of wine - The concept of soil or terroir

·         Some famous regions and sub regions

 

Episode 7 - Factors that affect the taste and quality of wine - Viticulture

 

Episode 8 - Factors that affect the taste and quality of wine - Vinification

 

Episode 9 - Factors that affect the taste and quality of wine - Weather & Climate

·         What is vintage wine?

 

Episode 10 - Factors that affect the taste and quality of wine - Aging wine

·         Are all wines aged?

·         What does aging do to wines?

·         Where is aging done?

 

Episode 11 – Reading a wine label

·         New World vs Old World wine labels

 

Episode 12 – Storing, opening and serving wine

 

Episode 13 – Wine and Food matching

 

Episode 14 – Alcohol and You

·         Are there and benefits to drinking wine / alcohol

·         How does alcohol enter your body and what does it do to your body

·         What are the long and short term effects of alcohol on you.

Taught by

Reuben Suresh Arthur

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Keith O
5.0 4 years ago
Keith completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Excellent class for those trying to figure out the mystique of wines. There are a few mistakes in translation. I didn't feel like the professor was talking down to me. The last lecture on what alcohol does to the body was out of place. I learned a great deal from this course. Glad that is was offered!
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