San José State UniversityDepartment of Hospitality, Tourism and Event ManagementHSPM 148, Wine Appreciation, Section 3, Spring 2018Instructor:Adan Ocegueda, Certified SommelierOffice Location:MacQuarrie Hall 437 (Mailbox in HSPM Office)Telephone:408-924-3000 (Dept. Office)Email:[email protected]Office Hours:By appointment onlyClass Days/Time:HSPM 148-03 – Tuesdays, 3:00pm-5:45pmClassroom:SH 120Prerequisites:Upper division standing– Must be at least 21 years of ageCourse Fees:Students must supply their own glassware for classroom tasting activities. A coursefee of $30 per person is required for fieldtrip transportation and tasting expenses.Required Textbook:About Wine, Henderson and Rex. Cengage Learning. 2ndEdition.Course Description Wine Appreciation introduces the student to the significance of the world of wine in the dining experience. The class will include a study of the winemaking process, major wine grape varieties, wine regions of the world, and in-class evaluation of wine. Course FormatThis course is designed around lecture, in-class discussion, wine evaluation, and independent reading. All necessary information and assignments will be discussed in class. The instructor will post power point slides and relevant course related materials on Canvas to aid in the comprehension of topics discussed in class. All materials posted on Canvas are to be considered supplemental and will not act as a replacement for attending class.Classroom ProtocolIt is expected that each student attend every class session. It is also understood that “life happens” so if a student is not able to make a session, it is the students responsibility to communicate with a fellow class member to turn in any assignments for you on time, and to get pertinent information provided in class. Assignments will not be accepted on-line or through email.Additionally any written assignmentsmay be turned in to the instructor’s mailbox in the main office prior to the beginning of scheduled class time.Glasses - each student will be responsible for bringing their own wine glasses to class. You are requiredto bring 3 wine glasses to each class (with the exception of specifically excluded sessions). See “Other Equipment/Material Requirements” for specification of acceptable glasses. All glasses must be clean, and polished before each session begins.Tasting - The tasting portion of the class is meant to be a serious and educational experience, but also interesting enough to help you understand the role that wine can play in your business and personal lives. Tastings will be conducted in most class sessions. Each student is encouraged to bring and use a spit cup to every class involving tasting. This is a tasting class, not a drinking class. If you are thinking you are going to drink lots of alcohol, please do not enroll. To do well in this course it will be necessary to go beyond just smelling the beverages to be evaluated. Part of learning about the beverages tasted is the ability to remember the characteristics of those beverages to identify them in the future.