Become a wine expert: 40 questions you never dare to ask
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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
3.0 (1 rating)
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419 students enrolled
Created by Antoine Bertin
Last updated 10/2015
English
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
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What Will I Learn?
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
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Requirements
  • Student must be allowed to drink wine
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.

Who 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 For This Course
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Introduction to the course
1 Lecture 02:35
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Introduction
2 Lectures 05:35
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Viticulture
7 Lectures 13:20

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
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"Terroir"
4 Lectures 07:30
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
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Vinification
16 Lectures 44:07
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
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Labels
5 Lectures 12:04
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
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Keeping, tasting and pairing
6 Lectures 25:12
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
About the Instructor
Antoine Bertin
3.0 Average rating
1 Review
419 Students
1 Course
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 !