This covers both the Old and New World from 1500 to the present.
Most modern wine styles, as we know them today, were developed during
or after the Renaissance. This course will cover the Renaissance, the
Industrial Revolution and the modern Post-Industrial Era.
If you would like to take a detailed, technical course on the
History of wine you can take this course without being a Level III
However, we strongly recommend that you first take the Guild Certification Seminar before attempting a Level III course.
You may be enrolled in our Level II Certification program and concurrently take Level III courses. .
This course covers the following countries in the Old World:
- Ottoman Empire and its impact on wine
- The Holy Roman Empire, Germany and Central Europe
- Spain and Portugal
- European unification – the European Union
This course covers the following countries in the New World:
- New Spain, Central and South America
- South Africa
- Australia and New Zealand
- Colonial North America, Canada
- United States to 1950
- United States since 1950
You will receive more than 500 pages of material, specifically designed for this course and taste 20-30 wines.
Class meets Wednesdays from 6pm to 10pm starting October 3rd - December 1th.