New Summer Course – Hort 375.001 – Discovering the World of Wines and Vines

Hort 375. 001 Summer Course Flyer

Dr. Amaya Atucha and Dr. Claudia Calderon will be teaching a new course this summer called “Hort 375-001: Discovering the World of Wines and Vines”. It will be offered during the 8-week summer session on Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-7:30 PM, and will cover a range of topics from grape production, to wine making and wine appreciation.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to grape production and wine culture targeting students and general public interested in learning about growing grapes, winemaking, and wine appreciation. Course topics include cultural history and geography of the world’s grape-producing regions, principles of grape and wine production, wine producing regions of the world and wine styles, and sensory evaluation of wines. There are no prerequisite for this class, as it is an introductory course. Each class will be divided into a regular lecture (60 minutes) where instructors and guest lecturers will cover the topics listed below, and a 60 minutes wine tasting session that will provide sensory experience to the topics covered in lecture.

Learning Goals

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

• Outline basic chemistry and biology to viticulture and winemaking
• Explain general concepts of grape production and winemaking process
• Discuss the history of wine around the world and its relation to culture
• Implement tasting strategies to characterize wine from different regions of the world.

Please direct any enrollment questions to Kathryn Jones at University Special Students (non-degree seeking) information can be found here: