Wine in spain: History and Wine Tasting

Universidad de Sevilla

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Wine in spain: History and Wine Tasting

  • Host University

    Universidad de Sevilla

  • Location

    Seville, Spain

  • Area of Study

    History, Spanish Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    45
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Objectives
    Wine has long been part of human society and today is an important part of
    Spanish culture. This course provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine.
    Students will meet the main Spanish wine regions and grapes, they will learn how to
    store and serve wine effectively, and explore different wines through sight, smell, and
    taste, and the principles of food and wine pairings. This course also covers a variety of
    topics related to the Spanish wine industry, from wine styles and winegrowing areas
    to sustainable production and tourism.

    Methodology
    The syllabus will be developed in the most balanced way according to its
    extension (45 hours), combining Theoretical Classes with support of audiovisual
    material, and Practical Classes savoring different Spanish wines to better understand
    the stages of wine tasting.

    Brief contents
    The program has been structured in six modules:
    1. INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD OF WINE
    Etymology. History of wine. History of Spanish wine.
    2. FROM SOIL TO GRAPE
    The vine and the vineyard. Geography and climate. Classification of Spanish wines and
    wine regions.
    3. FROM GRAPE TO BOTTLE
    Wine grapes (Spanish varietals). Types of wines (Variants). Wine production methods
    (Winemaking).
    4. FROM BOTTLE TO GLASS
    Packaging (the bottle and the cork). Storage (Wine cellars). Wine accessories (bottle
    opener, vacuum wine saver, decanter, wine glass...)
    5. FROM GLASS TO MOUTH
    Wine tasting. Food and wine pairing. Health effects of wine.
    6. WINE TODAY AND TOMORROW
    Professions in the wine industry. Production and consumption. Marketing and wine
    tourism in Spain.

     

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.