Course curriculum

  • 1

    GETTING STARTED

    • COURSE OVERVIEW

    • INSTRUCTOR BIO

    • Wine Kits

  • 2

    Module 1 - Regulations and Appellations

    • 1 | INTRODUCTION

    • 1.1 | ALCOHOL REGULATION

    • 1.2 | AMERICAN VITICULTURAL AREAS (AVAs)

    • 1.3 | REGULATION OF THE U.S. WINE INDUSTRY

    • 1.4 | WINE LABELING

    • 1 | REVIEW & NEXT STEPS

    • 1 | QUIZ

  • 3

    Module 2 - Key Grape Varieties

    • 2 | INTRODUCTION

    • 2.1 | GRAPEVINE SPECIES

    • 2.2 | AMERICAN NATIVE GRAPES

    • 2.3 | HYBRID VARIETIES

    • 2.4 | VINIFERA VARIETIES

    • 2 | REVIEW & NEXT STEPS

    • 2 | QUIZ

  • 4

    Module 3 - American Wine Industry

    • 3 | INTRODUCTION

    • 3.1 | HISTORY OF THE U.S. WINE INDUSTRY

    • 3.2 | INFLUENCES OF CLIMATE AND GEOGRAPHY ON THE U.S. WINE INDUSTRY

    • 3.3 | SNAPSHOT OF THE U.S. WINE INDUSTRY

    • 3 | REVIEW & NEXT STEPS

    • 3 | QUIZ

  • 5

    Module 4 - California

    • 4 | INTRODUCTION

    • 4.1 | CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW

    • 4.2 | NAPA VALLEY

    • Wine Tasting - Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

    • 4.3 | SONOMA

    • Wine Tasting - Sonoma Zinfandel

    • 4 | REVIEW & NEXT STEPS #1

    • 4 | QUIZ #1

    • 4.4 | OTHER NORTHERN CALIFORNIA APPELLATIONS

    • 4.5 | CENTRAL COAST

    • Wine Tasting - Central Coast Chardonnay

    • 4 | REVIEW & NEXT STEPS #2

    • 4 | QUIZ #2

    • 4.6 | CENTRAL VALLEY

    • 4.7 | SIERRA FOOTHILLS

    • 4.8 | SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

    • 4 | REVIEW & NEXT STEPS #3

    • 4 | QUIZ # 3

  • 6

    Module 5 - The Northwest

    • 5 | INTRODUCTION

    • 5.1 | WASHINGTON

    • Wine Tasting - Washington Cabernet Sauvignon

    • Wine Tasting - Washington Chardonnay

    • 5.2 | OREGON

    • Wine Tasting - Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

    • 5.3 | IDAHO

    • 5 | REVIEW & NEXT STEPS

    • 5 | QUIZ

  • 7

    Module 6 - The Northeast

    • 6 | INTRODUCTION

    • 6.1 | NEW YORK

    • Wine Tasting - Finger Lakes Riesling

    • 6.2 | PENNSYLVANIA

    • 6.3 | ELSEWHERE IN THE NORTHEAST

    • 6 | REVIEW & NEXT STEPS

    • 6 | QUIZ

  • 8

    Module 7 - The Southeast

    • 7 | INTRODUCTION

    • 7.1 | VIRGINIA

    • Wine Tasting - Virginia Cabernet Franc

    • 7.2 | ELSEWHERE IN THE SOUTHEAST

    • 7 | REVIEW & NEXT STEPS

    • 7 | QUIZ

  • 9

    Module 8 - The Midwest and the West

    • 8 | INTRODUCTION

    • 8.1 | THE MIDWEST

    • Wine Tasting - Michigan Ice Wine

    • Wine Tasting - Missouri Norton

    • 8.2 | TEXAS

    • Wine Tasting - Texas Tempranillo

    • 8.3 | ELSEWHERE IN THE WEST

    • Wine Tasting - New Mexico Red Blend

    • 8 | REVIEW & NEXT STEPS

    • 8 | QUIZ

  • 10

    Course Wrap-Up

    • COURSE REVIEW & NEXT STEPS

    • COURSE EVALUATION SURVEY

    • PRACTICE EXAM

    • Final Exam