WINE STUDIES

Certificate of Specialization: Wine Studies

The Wine Studies program is designed to provide students desiring employment in the Culinary or Restaurant industry with foundational knowledge and skills in world viticulture and wine styles. The curriculum provides and introduction to wine appreciation, service and wine and food pairings. Upon completion of the program, students will have a well-developed wine palate and will be able to assist customers in wine selection.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to:
Perform sensory evaluation on wines from a variety of world viticulture regions.

Compare and contrast the world wine regions.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 17
 

    Units
WINEST-085 Wines of California 2.0
WINEST-086 Wines of Italy 1.5
WINEST-087 Wines of France 1.5
WINEST-088 Wines of Australia & New Zealand 1.5
WINEST-089 Wines of Spain 1.5
WINEST-100 Wine Appreciation 3.0
WINEST-102 World Viticulture and Wine Styles 3.0
WINEST-104 Introduction to Wine in the Restaurant 3.0


Certificate of Specialization: Hospitality Wine Service

The Hospitality Wine Service program is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills related to providing exceptional wine service in restaurants, hotels and other culinary venues. The program provides introductory knowledge on world viticulture and wine styles but focuses on the food, business and service aspects wine and the role of wine in the hospitality industry.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment in the wine service/hospitality/restaurant industry.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 6.5
 

    Units
WINEST-084 Wine Service and Hospitality 1.5
WINEST-085 Wines of California 2.0
WINEST-100 Wine Appreciation 3.0


WINEST 084 WINE SERVICE AND HOSPITALITY
Units: 1.50
27.00 hours lecture
Introduces the basics of wine service for the food service industry. Appropriate for either hospitality professionals or wine aficionados.


WINEST 085 WINES OF CALIFORNIA
Units: 2.00
36.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Students must be 21 years of age to enroll.

Explores the major wine regions of California including the grape varieties and types of wine production. Includes the wine styles and associated wine laws, structure and culture of California. Pregnant women and persons with allergies to sulfites are advised not to take this class. Wine will be tasted.


WINEST 086 WINES OF ITALY
Units: 1.50
27.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Students must be 21 years of age to enroll.

Introduces the major wine regions of Italy, grape varietals grown, and the wines produced. Includes the process of Italian wine making, the importance of wine in Italian cuisine and culture and the stature Italian wines have achieved worldwide. Pregnant women and persons with allergies to sulfites are advised not to take this class. Wine will be tasted.


WINEST 087 WINES OF FRANCE
Units: 1.50
27.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Students must be 21 years of age to enroll.

Explores the major wine regions of France, the grape varieties and types of wine production. Includes the wine styles and associated wine laws, structure and culture of France. Pregnant women and persons with allergies to sulfites are advised not to take this class. Wine will be tasted.


WINEST 088 WINES OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
Units: 1.50
27.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Students must be 21 years of age to enroll.

Explores the major wines of Australia and New Zealand, the grape varieties and types of wine production. Includes the wine styles and associated wine laws, structure and culture of Australia and New Zealand. Pregnant women and persons with allergies to sulfites are advised not to take this class. Wine will be tasted.


WINEST 089 WINES OF SPAIN
Units: 1.50
27.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Students musy be 21 years of age to enroll.

Explores the major wine regions, grape varieties, and types of wine production of Spain. Includes the wine styles and associated wine laws, structure and culture of Spain. Pregnant women and persons with allergies to sulfites are advised not to take this class. Wine will be tasted.


WINEST 100 WINE APPRECIATION
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Students must be 21 years of age to enroll.

Provides the basics of appreciation of different types of wine, including varietal characteristics and other components. Pregnant women and persons with allergies to sulfites are advised not to take this class. Wine will be tasted.


WINEST 102 WORLD VITICULTURE AND WINE STYLES
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Students must be 21 years of age to enroll.

Surveys the world of viticulture and the wine industry. Includes the history of viticulture, grapevine anatomy, worldwide grape, raisin and wine production and consumption, world wine regions and sensory evaluations. Pregnant women and persons with allergies to sulfites are advised not to take this class. Wine will be tasted.


WINEST 104 INTRODUCTION TO WINE IN THE RESTAURANT
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Examines the management of wine purchasing, storage, and selling for the culinary arts or restaurant management professional.


Planned Course Offerings 2011-2013

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