Syllabus

The syllabus for fall 19 hmgt 2402 is available here.

Week 1, August 29 Introduction to Wine & Beverage Management, Wine Composition, Viticulture, Beverage Terms
Required reading: Society of Wine Educators, Chapter 1, 3, 4, 5

Week 2, September 12 Viticulture & Vinification
Required reading: Society of Wine Educators, Chapter 5, 6, 7, 2

Week 3, September 19 Introduction to the Rules and Regulations of the European Union, Introduction to the Wine Regions of France (Loire and Alsace)
Required reading: Society of Wine Educators, Chapter 8, 9, 21
Tasting: French White Wine
Quiz: Viticulture, Vinification

Week 4, September 26 Wine of Bordeaux, Burgundy, and The Rhone Valley
Required reading: Society of Wine Educators, Chapter 9
Tasting: French Wine
Assignment Due: Questions for the Retail Analysis
Assignment Discussion: Retail Analysis and Beverage Experience

Week 5, October 3 Italy: Piedmont, Tuscany, Veneto, and Friuli-Venezia Giula
Required reading: Society of Wine Educators, Chapter 10
Tasting: Italian Regional Wine and Sparkling Wine
Quiz: France and EU Rules and Regulations

Week 6, October 10 Wine of Germany
Required reading: Society of Wine Educators, Chapter 13
Tasting: German Wine

Week 7, October 17 Prohibition; Sales: Rules, Regulations, Strategy; and Wine of North America: New York, Washington, Oregon
Required reading: Society of Wine Educators, Chapter 16 and 23
Required Media Review:
http://www.history.com/topics/prohibition/videos/america-goes-dry-with-prohibition
http://www.history.com/topics/prohibition/videos/bet-you-didnt-know-prohibition
Tasting: New York, Washington, Oregon
Quiz: Italy and Germany

Week 8, October 24 Wine of California
Required reading: Society of Wine Educators, Chapter 16
Tasting: California Wines
Assignment Due: Retail Analysis

Week 9, October 31 Wine of New Zealand, Australia, South Africa
Required reading: Society of Wine Educators, Chapter 18
Tasting: New Zealand, Australia, South Africa

Week 10, November 7 Wine of Argentina, Chile
Required reading: Society of Wine Educators, Chapter 17
Tasting: Wine of Argentina, Chile
Quiz: Prohibition, Sales, North America, California, NZ, AU and SA

Week 11, November 14 The Iberian Peninsula and Fortified Wine
Required reading: Society of Wine Educators, Chapter 7, 11, 12
Tasting: Spanish Table Wine, Porto, Madeira, Sherry

Week 12, November 21 Sparkling Wine
Required reading: Society of Wine Educators, Chapter 6. Pages 109-112, 136-137, 160, 180
Tasting: Champagne, Cava, Prosecco and other Sparkling Wines

Week 13, December 5 Beer
Required reading: To be distributed
Tasting: Beer
Quiz: Fortified Wine and Sparkling Wine
Assignment Due: Beverage Experience

Week 14, December 12 Introduction to Distillation and Spirits of the World
Required reading: To be distributed
Required Media Review: http://www.history.com/topics/prohibition/videos/the-birth-of-bourbon
Tasting: None
Assignment Due: Tasting Notes

Week 15, December 19
Final
Tasting: Blind

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