Wine: Everything You Want to Know, Taught by a Winemaker
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|Section 1: Intro|
|Section 2: Wine Defined, and How We Humans Came About It|
Key Questions and Definitions
Wine Defined, History Part 1
A Grapevine in its Natural Habitat
History Part 2
|Section 3: A Year in the Vineyard|
Key Questions and Definitions
Grapevine Anatomy and Vineyard LayoutPreview
A Year in the Vines
|Quiz 1||6 questions|
This quiz tests your knowledge of grapevine anatomy, tasks in the vineyard, and the growing seasons.
|Section 4: How Wine Is Made|
White Wine ProductionPreview
Red Wine Production
Rosé Wine Production
|Section 5: FAQs!|
Frequently Asked Questions
|Section 6: The Simple Principles of How We Taste|
Introduction and Subjectivity
The Tasting Guide
Drinking Vs Tasting
A Guide to the Guide
Step 1: See
Step 2: SniffPreview
Step 3: Savor
Step 4: Stay
Step 5: Set Against
Step 6: Summarize
|Section 7: How We Talk About Wine|
How We Talk About Wine
|Section 8: How to Buy Wine|
How to Make Your Dollar Go Farther When Buying Wine
I got a chance to interview Jason from TotalWine about how your local wine retailer can help you find the perfect bottle of wine.
Remember, you can download this mp3 file (or any of the videos) and take it on the road with you!
|Section 9: Finish Up!|
Let's get all Timothy-Ferriss up in here.
So long, and thanks for all the fish!
|Section 10: Resources|
Bonus Lecture: Resources
Michael is a winemaker at an award-winning boutique winery in Central Virginia. He has lectured at Virginia Tech and contributed to programs at Piedmont Virginia Community College, and he also regularly conducts seminars and tours for local wine drinkers. In 2013, Michael and his brother, Luke, relaunched the pre-Prohibition Monticello Wine Company — an historic Virginia wine business founded in 1873. Their goals are to make great wine from the area's top growers, be ambassadors for Virginia wine, and focus on wine education. Michael lives in Charlottesville with his wife and three kiddos.