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Wine History Foundations Online Course™

Cost: 199.00

KNOW THE FULL STORY, FROM NOAH TO NOW...

Wine and storytelling go hand in hand.

And given wine’s ancient origins, there’s a lot to tell.

Wine History Foundations™ provides a journey through the history of Western civilization with nature’s great liquid ambassador, wine, as the protagonist.

Join Tanya Morningstar Darling as she walks you through the religions, politics, trade, wars, pests, plagues and scientific discovery that have all shaped (and been shaped by) wine.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Appreciate the impact of wine on the development of Western societies
  • Draw more conclusive connections to other areas of wine education
  • Understand the evolution of wine styles and customs


Module 1

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

  • Foundations of Wine History
  • Meet Your Instructor, Tanya Morning Star Darling
  • Welcome
  • Recommended Reading for this Course
  • Recommended Wines to Further Learning Objectives
  • Wine History Master Timeline

Module 2

EARLY DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Wine Culture
  • Discovery, First Wines
  • Origin Stories & Early Wine Trade
  • Means to Conserve Wine - Pottery
  • Vitis Vinifera - From Wild to Cultivated
  • Unit Quiz

Module 3

WINE IN ANTIQUITY

  • Ancient People’s Timeline
  • Ancient Egypt
  • The Etruscans
  • Wine in Ancient Greece
  • The Wine God
  • Homer’s Hymn to Dionysus
  • Wine in Ancient Rome
  • Pompeii and Falernum
  • Unit Quiz

Module 4

WINE IN RELIGION AND THE MIDDLE AGES

  • The Fall of Rome
  • Wine in Judaism
  • Wine in Islam
  • Wine Symbolism in Persian Pottery
  • Greco Roman Wine God Symbolism and Jesus, a Comparison
  • The Holy Roman Empire: Charlemagne Shifts Power to the North
  • Christian Europe: The Catholic Church and the Role of the Monks
  • Famine, Plague and Social Transformation
  • Unit Quiz

Module 5

RENAISSANCE AND ENLIGHTENMENT

  • Acknowledgment of What is NOT Covered in the Course
  • European Politics of the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, and their Impact on the Wine Trade
  • The Dutch Influence
  • Botrytis Cinerea and Late Harvest Wines
  • Unit Quiz

Module 6

THE MODERN ERA: THE EVOLUTION OF PRECISION IN THE WORLD OF WINE

  • Wine Fraud Throughout the Ages and Early Protections
  • The Story of Gallo Nero
  • The Three Plagues: Downy Mildew, Phylloxera and Powdery Mildew
  • The Birth of European Wine Law
  • Correction to Wine Law Lecture
  • Current European Wine Law: Charts and Term
  • Unit Quiz

Module 7

COURSE WRAP-UP

  • Final Assignment/Response
  • What’s Next? Keep Exploring!

More information:
http://napavalleywineacademy.com/

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  • online wine course
  • wine history

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