FREE TASTER: The World of Wine with Jancis Robinson

Renowned wine expert Jancis Robinson gives you some background on the history of wine and how it is made
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (679 ratings)
9,296 students
FREE TASTER: The World of Wine with Jancis Robinson
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (681 ratings)
9,296 students
Talk knowledgeably about where wine comes from and how it is made
Decipher wine labels and language


  • No existing wine knowledge is required
  • Students are encouraged to taste wine throughout this course, but no specialist equipment is required beyond wine glasses - and wine, of course!

The history of wine with Jancis Robinson

In this free mini course Jancis takes you on a journey to explain how wine is made, the different types of wine, the geography of wine and how it's changing, viticulture & vineyards, the wine-making process and how to read a wine label. 

This course is a free excerpt from Mastering wine - Jancis Robinson's shortcuts to success. The entire course is available elsewhere on Udemy.

Learn from a true wine expert

Jancis Robinson is wine columnist for the Financial Times, provides advice for the wine cellar of The Queen and was the first person outside the wine trade to become a Master of Wine.

She edits the Oxford Companion to Wine, widely considered to be the most comprehensive wine encyclopaedia in the world and co-authors The World Atlas of Wine, a classic of the wine world. Her book Wine Grapes was the first-ever winner of all six major wine book awards on both sides of the Atlantic.

Who this course is for:
  • This course would suit everyone interested in learning about wine. It is aimed at beginners of all backgrounds, and no previous knowledge is required. It is equally suitable for professionals seeking wine knowledge for their business life and individuals looking to learn about wine for their social life.
  • Anyone beyond the initial stages of learning about wine (usually described as ‘intermediate’; equivalent to WSET level two) will find this course less beneficial.
Course content
2 sections • 12 lectures • 51m total length
  • Welcome from Jancis Robinson
  • Introduction to wine and wine production
  • What is wine, and what are the different types?
  • Where does wine come from and how the geography of wine production is changing
  • How wine is made: Old and New world wines
  • How wine is made: Viticulture and Vineyards
  • How wine is made: The process
  • How to read a wine label
  • Wine fundamentals challenge
    3 questions
  • Summary of the fundamentals of wine production
  • Activity - wine store visit
  • What next?
  • Bonus lecture: carry on learning

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