In this lesson, we will give you an overview of the basic origins of wine, discuss the major wine producing regions, and list the main grape types or varietals. You will learn:
How and when wine evolved throughout history
Basic facts surrounding the largest wine-producing regions
An overview of the grapes grown in these regions
Classic grape varietals and their characteristics
The Winemaking Process Lesson 2
In this lesson on winemaking,we explain the science behind wine production, from the fruit development to the harvesting and bottling processes. You will begin to understand the basics of viticulture, the fundamentals of viniculture, and how the winemaking process works from beginning to end. Think of viticulture as the delicate science of growing the grapes used to produce wine and viniculture as the art of wine production.
In this lesson, you will learn:
The basics of viticulture
Grape pruning, trellises, and rootstocks
Types of hybrid grapes and their harvesting
Fermentation, malolactic fermentation, bottling, blending, the various methods of aging, and cellaring
Includes full access to online course module AND a copy of the Certified Wine Expert Course Curriculum Textbook - required for all modules.