Become a wine expert: 40 questions you never dare to ask

A complete course divided into 5 main sections to develop your confidence and knowledge in all aspects related to wine
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  • Lectures 41
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

This wine course is divided in 6 sections (Please check the course curriculum) so that you can understand wine better in order to enjoy it better. In this course, I want you to understand why this or that happens and not just to apply theory. Therefore, notes are made available in a PDF format for you to read or to ask further questions so that we can talk even more in depth as regards to a particular topic.


The purpose of this course is for you to build strong wine basis which will allow you to make sense to what is happening when tasting or pairing wine. This course starts at the very beginning of the grape growth cycle, talk in-depth about different wine making methods and tackles some very technical topics such as “Terroir”, wine grape varieties, vintage, climate and much more. The main reason why I decided to make that course this complete is that I do not believe it is possible to pair or taste wine if you do not understand why or what happen before the wine is bottled.

What are the requirements?

  • Student must be allowed to drink wine

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know about grape vine cultivation, grape varieties and viticulture
  • Locate popular wine areas
  • Understand vintage and why “terroir” matter
  • Know the differences between wines and how they are made (Vinification)
  • Read wine labels and get the information that matter
  • Make a good wine cellar at home and understand what happen to wine as it ages
  • Tell if your wine is corked
  • Conduct a wine testing
  • Suggest wine pairings and apply important rules

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in a comprehensive perspective on wine in all aspects
  • Occasional wine drinkers with a strong desire to understand wine better in order to enjoy it better

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Curriculum

Introduction to the course
Preview
02:35
Section 1: Introduction
What is wine ?
Preview
03:48
What is the french paradox ?
Preview
01:47
Section 2: Viticulture
What is a wine grape ?
Preview
02:17
What are the most popular red grape varieties ?
01:38
What are the most popular white grape varieties ?
00:16
How do grapevines grow ?
03:04
What is inside a grape ?
01:15
To harvest or not to harvest ?
01:14
What are the grapevines diseases and pests ?
03:36
Section 3: "Terroir"
What is "Terroir" ?
01:28
What are the most popular type of Terroir?
04:09
What are the most popular Terroir and grape relationships ?
7 pages
What makes a good vintage ?
01:53
Section 4: Vinification
Why sorting grapes ?
02:06
What is fermentation ?
03:12
Why adjusting the grape must ?
03:20
Why adding sulfur ?
01:34
What is maceration ?
02:38
How is red wine made ?
07:53
How is white wine made ?
03:38
How is rosé wine made ?
01:59
How is sparkling wine made ?
07:19
What is "Assemblage" (blending) ?
01:50
What does Élevage mean ?
01:41
What bottles for the wine ?
00:36
Why is corked used to seal wine bottles ?
01:08
What is a primeur wine ?
01:04
What do moelleux and liquoreux mean ?
02:20
What is vin jaune ?
01:49
Section 5: Labels
how to read a wine label ?
01:39
What is A.O.C ?
03:42
What is a Château ?
01:25
What is a "cru" ?
02:29
Should we trust the classification of wine ?
02:49
Section 6: Keeping, tasting and pairing
What happens to wine as it ages ?
04:05
Should I cellar my wine or drink it now ?
02:10
What makes a good home wine cellar ?
03:07
What is corked wine ?
02:25
How to taste wine ?
06:00
The art of wine pairing
07:25

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Instructor Biography

Antoine Bertin, Professional sommelier and F&B expert

I have been working as a sommelier in France, Mexico, Nicaragua and the USA (Colorado). I graduated from hospitality, Food & Beverage schools in France and Switzerland. I am a restaurant owner and I take care of wine purchases for wine cellar and private people in France only. Let's understand wine better in order to better enjoy it !

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