INTERNATIONAL WINE STYLES
Credit points: 15
This subject builds on the knowledge of wine tasting developed in Wine Evaluation I and the knowledge of Australian grape varieties and styles developed during the course. You will gain theoretical and technical knowledge of different wine styles. The practical aim of the subject is to provide you with hands-on experience in tasting international wine styles so that they can identify, by taste, several major regional winestyles and identify major wine- making practices. To this end the subject will include an overview of Old and New World wine-making regions, an analysis ofproduction practices and an examination of major international wine styles. In addition, the subject will include some discussion of the relationship between culture and wine preferences.
SchoolSchool of Life Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorTravis Beddoe
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites Admission into SBATE or requires Subject Coordinator approval
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Grapes and wines: a comprehensive guide to||Recommended||Clarke, O & Rand, M 2003||WEBSTERS/TIME WARNER, LONDON|
|Readings||The World Atlas of Wine||Recommended||Johnson, H 7th Edition, 2013||MITCHELL BEAZLEY,, LONDON|
|Readings||The art and science of wine||Recommended||Halliday, J & Johnson, H 2006||HARDIE GRANT, MELBOURNE|
|Readings||The geography of wine||Recommended||Robinson, R and Harding, J 4th Edition 2015||Oxford University Press.|
|Readings||The new Southeby's wine encyclopaedia: a||Recommended||Stevenson, T 2007||4TH EDN, DORLING KINDERSLEY, LONDON|
|Readings||Wine Tasting: a professional handbook||Recommended||Jackson, R 2009||2ND EDN, ACADEMIC PRESS, SAN DIEGO|
|Readings||Wine for Dummies 7th edition||Recommended||McCarthy, E and Ewing-Mulligan, M 2018||JOHN WILEY & Sons, N.J., LONDON|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Identify the major international wine regions and styles.
- Through workshops, group discussion and research tasks, students will explore wine regions and styles of the world.
02. Identify, compare and describe the sensory characteristics of a range of international wine styles
- Through discussion and tasting in workshops, and research tasks, students will explore the sensory characteristics of wine styles of the world.
03. Apply the process of qualitative wine evaluation in assessing wine quality within the context of the various international Appellation systems
- Through workshops, group discussion and research tasks, students will assess wine quality with respect to international Appellation systems.
04. Compare production techniques, with respect to Appellation rules and wine style
- Through workshops, group discussion in workshops and research tasks, students will assess wine production techniques with respect to international Appellation systems.
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Epping, 2020, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTravis Beddoe
Two 6.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
|Group presentation (6 wines evaluated, 1200 words equivalent per student)||30||01, 02, 03, 04|
|Practical evaluation and tasting (equivalent to 1500 words)||35||01, 03|
|Theory Exam (1.5 hours, 1500-word equivalent)||35||01, 02, 04|