The Economics, Geography and Appreciation of Wine Winter 2024

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This course provides an introduction to the economics, geography and appreciation of wine. We will be studying the economics and geography of wine production, and will also learn to identify, understand and appreciate the major wine types of the world. The course will involve lectures, outside readings, discussions, and in-class wine tastings. We will focus primarily on the Old World wine styles and regions of France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain and Portugal, but will also cover some New World wine regions including California, Oregon, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia among others.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 10
Expected: NA
Class#: 1139
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: final project or presentation and a blind tasting exam
Prerequisites: none, but students must be 21 years old on or before the first day of class
Enrollment Preferences: Mix of academic record and diversity of backgrounds and interests. Students are invited to email the instructor with a brief description of background and interests, but are not required to do so.
Materials/Lab Fee: $300
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses
STUX Winter Study Student Exploration
WELL Winter Study Wellness

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