The New World covers all of those countries “discovered” after 1492.
This is because wine is a Eurocentric invention and was not consumed in
any New World country until the Europeans arrived. There is one
exception: the “Nuevo-New World.” An in-depth knowledge of New World
wine is critical to the wine professional and serious wine student.
This is a required course for the Level III Certification. If
you would like to take a detailed, technical course on New World wine
you can take this course without being a Level III student. However, we
strongly recommend that you first take the Guild Certification Seminar before attempting a Level III regional course.
This course covers the following New World Countries:
- United States
- New Zealand
- Uruguay and the rest of South America
- China and the far east (the “Neuvo-New World”}
- South Africa
You will also learn about:
- Geography and climate
- Wine production techniques
- How to use vintage data, by region or country
- Wine character data, by appellation
- You will receive more than 600 pages of material, specifically designed for this course and taste about 100 wine
The 11-week course meets from 6:00PM to 10:00PM once a week Tuesdays October 2nd - December 11th for a total
of 44 contact hours. Course fees are $1900. Cost of the course includes
registration fees, handouts, wine, and instruction. We taste older
vintage wines in this course.