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World of Wine: From Grape to Glass

University of Adelaide via edX

5 Reviews 324 students interested
Found in Science
  • Provider edX
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Certificate $50 Certificate Available
  • Effort 2-3 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long
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Overview

Think about your favourite wine. Imagine the brilliance of its colour in the glass, the ripe fruit aromas on the nose, a hint of toasty oak and lingering tannins on the back palate. Perhaps you like a specific wine, but can’t pinpoint the reason why. The attributes that make wine so enjoyable are achieved through the expertise of viticulturists and winemakers, whose decision-making in the vineyard and winery is underpinned by science – to be precise, viticulture and oenology.

The finer details can take years to learn, but in a matter of weeks this course will give you a broad understanding of the principles and practices used to grow grapes and make wine, and their impact on wine appearance, aroma, flavour and taste. You’ll also gain an appreciation for how cutting-edge research is helping to secure the future sustainability of the global wine industry. Whether you’re a wine novice or a seasoned oenophile,, this course is for anyone who loves wine and wine tasting. You’ll even get to make your own wine-- virtually at least!

Confidently describe wine appearance, aroma, flavour and taste.

Taught by

Paul Grbin, David Jeffery, Cassandra Collins and Kerry Wilkinson

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Keith O
4.0 4 years ago
Keith completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This was a more advanced course than others I have come across on this subject. There were lectures that dealt more with chemical properties. However, this shouldn't dissuade you from the course. The lectures on pruning techniques, critiquing wines and creating wines was very interesting.
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Anonymous
5.0 4 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I have learned quite a lot. In fact, it was a much better course than I thought it would be. I did not complete any assignments because I was just auditing it for my own pleasure and taking it at my leasure.
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