What do we taste when we taste wine?

Want to justify all that wine you plan to consume this summer? Consider it homework.

See, swirl, sniff, sip, spit, and savor are the 'S' steps we'll follow in our wine evaluations, plus an overarching 'S' for "science."

In this course, we’ll concentrate on one step of the wine evaluation process each day and discuss the important wine flavor chemicals we perceive. You’ll learn how these flavor chemicals develop in grapes and wines and how the winemaking process changes concentrations of these chemicals and impacts your wine experience.

During our live sessions, we'll participate in a sensory activity or a guided wine tasting relevant to the day’s lecture.

Grab a glass and join us!

Course Details

This course combines four hours of live lecture/discussion with approximately three hours of pre-recorded course materials, along with supplemental resources. Professor Arnink will recommend three economically priced wines to purchase for tasting.

Upon registration, choose from one of the following meeting times:

  • Section 1: M, W, TH, and F from 2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT
  • Section 2: M, W, TH, and F from 3:30–4:30 p.m. EDT

Class size is limited to 20 students in each section, so register early to secure your preferred time.