U of W - The World of Wines Week 1

U of W - The World of Wines Week 1 - THE WORLD OF WINES...

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Unformatted text preview: THE WORLD OF WINES Week One HUM 302 THE WORLD OF WINES COURSE OBJECTIVES 1. Develop a basic understanding of processing grapes into wine. 2. Demonstrate an understanding of the historical and geographical aspects of important wine regions of the world. 3. Identify the principal vinifera grapes and wines by their sensory profile and geographical wine region. 4. Develop a general understanding of matching wines with foods. 5. Be capable of selecting wines with confidence for any specific setting, whether it be for pleasure or business purposes. 6. Have fun with this course but dont become a wine snob. A little knowledge can be embarrassing. 7. Be capable of starting a wine cellar based on a variety of important parameters, including age worthiness of specific wines. SUBJECTS FOR WEEK 1 1. The beginnings of wine 2. Socrates and Hemingway had it right 3. Concept of terroir 4. Growing season from spring to veraison to harvest 5. Process from grapes into white wine 6. Wine tasting white wines 7. Barrel aging 8. Process from grapes into red wine 9. Tannins 10. Wine tasting red wines Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection. It offers a greater range of enjoyment and appreciation than possibly any other purely sensory thing which may be purchased. Ernest Hemmingway (1899-1961) CONCEPT OF TERROIR Terroir defines the special attributes or properties of a particular site: a unique environment which supports the creation of a quality product. Attributes include:- Unique structure and properties of the soil- Climate of the site- Geographical features CONCEPT OF TERROIR Terroir defines the special attributes or properties of a particular site: a unique environment which supports the creation of a quality product. Attributes include:- Unique structure and properties of the soil...
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