This program is designed to build upon the fundamentals learned in the Foundation course and features discussion on the classic grape varieties of the world. The factors that affect the character and quality of wines are explored and this program takes a basic look at viticultural and vinification techniques. The service and storage wine is covered from both a professional and non-professional perspective, as are the principles of food and wine matching. Each class is enhanced with a tasting that includes the benchmark wines discussed in the lecture
This program is offered in conjunction with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and students will gain the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits upon successful course completion.