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France Université Numerique

Vine & Wine

Montpellier SupAgro via France Université Numerique

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Mooc Vine&Wine : introduction to vine and wine science.

Do you really know the path leading from the vine to your glass of wine?

This MOOC will initiate you to the scientific and technological bases which define the framework in which wine professionals work, from the vine to the glass.

This international online course presents you with 4 key modules on wine-making and sales: the biology of the vine, viticultural practices, oenology and the wine economy

Mooc Vine&Wine : une introduction aux sciences de la vigne et du vin.

Connaissez-vous vraiment le chemin qui mène de la vigne jusqu’à votre verre de vin ?

Ce mooc propose une initiation aux bases scientifiques et technologiques
qui guident les interventions des professionnels, de la vigne au verre de vin.

A travers ce cours à vocation internationale, nous vous proposons 4 modules
pour découvrir les aspects clés de l’élaboration des vins et de sa commercialisation :
la biologie de la vigne, la viticulture, l’oenologie ainsi que l’économie du vin.


Syllabus

Lesson Plans

Module 1 : Biology of the Vine

    The annual cycle and the history of vine cultivation
    Ecophysiology of the vine, relationships between soil-plant-climate
    Development and ripening of the berries
    Innovations with vine varieties

Module 2 : Viticulture

    The annual viticultural cycle and installing the vineyard
    Analysis of the ‘terroirs’ and of plant production
    Vineyard management, irrigation, fertilisation and illnesses
    Innovations in viticulture

Module 3 : Oenology

    Biochemistry and grape must chemistry
    Technical strategies, vinification and stabilisation technology
    Fermentation and microbial actions
    The chemistry of wines, aromas and quality testing

Module 4 : The Economy of the Wine and related sectors

    Production to distribution statistics
    Customer profiles and consumption patterns
    The building and enhancement of the French wine sector
    Structuring the French extended wine sector network and interactions

A weekly bonus will be given: an update on the wine economy.

Taught by

Grégory Gambetta, Christian Chervin and Bruno Blondin

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