Wines of the World: The Old World

Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Wines of the World: The Old World

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Culinary Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course has been designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the main wine producing countries of the so-called "Old World" and to further develop skills as a wine taster.  The countries to be studies are: France (with a special emphasis on Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and the other main French wine areas), as well as Germany, Austria, Spain, and Portugal.  Through comparative tastings, students will be encouraged to offer a critical analysis of wines produced in different parts of Europe, with emphasis on the relationship between sensory properties of the wines and factors associated with their place of origin.

Course Disclaimer

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Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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