Champagne and the Sparkling Wines of the World
This course examines in detail the various sparkling wines of the world, starting with the most famous region, Champagne, and also includes sparkling wines from Europe, the U.S., Australia and South Africa.
What you can learn.
- Explore the contributions made by each unique wine region
- Learn about the various sparkling wine production methods, grape varieties, climatic influences, soil compositions
- Distinguish stylistic differences amongst regions and the wine laws that govern winemaking styles and naming conventions
About this course:This intermediate course takes a detailed look at the various sparkling wines of the world, starting with the most famous region, Champagne. The lesser known regions of France, Europe, the U.S., Australia, and South Africa will be discussed for their contribution to this wine style addressing their uniqueness, quality, and value. The course will emphasize sparkling wine production methods, grape varieties, climatic influences, soil compositions, applicable wine laws, and stylistic differences amongst regions.
Fall 2019 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
No meeting December 3, 2019.
Enrollment deadline: November 12, 2019. $30 nonrefundable until October 29, 2019; $130 nonrefundable until November 12, no refund thereafter. Internet access required. Materials required.