HOSP-101: Wines of the World

School
Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Department
Hospitality Studies
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Hospitality
Course Number
101
Course Title
Wines of the World
Credit Hours
1.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
15.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
15.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Catalog Course Description

Examines the major grape varieties, the effect of soil and climate, classification system, and the unique methods of various wine makers. Also focuses on the major wine producing areas, giving complete guidelines for reading a wine label as well as purchasing, storing, and serving.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Sensory Components of Wine: Sight, Taste, Smell and Touch
  2. Primary Major Grape Varieties
  3. Wine Aroma Wheel
  4. Pairing Food and Wine
  5. Legal Regulations of Grapes and Wine Processing
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Identify various wines depending on the type of grapes by variety.
  2. Evaluate the three steps in tasting a wine instead of drinking.
  3. Identify various wines by the place they were produced (regions).
  4. Explain the various wines pertaining to the producer and the year (vintage).
  5. Describe pairing various wines with food items.
  6. Demonstrate the proper procedures for serving different categories of wines.
  7. Identify the sensory evaluation when drinking various wines.
  8. Explain how the process of major grapes is processed to make wines.
  9. Describe wine terminology.
  10. Identify the differences in components, appearance, aroma and flavor of a variety of wines.*

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  • Attendance: 50%
  • Class Assignments: 25%
  • Final Exam: 25%

Grading Scale:

  • 90% - 100% A
  • 80% - 89% B
  • 70% - 79% C
  • 60% - 69% D
  • 0% - 59% E

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2014
ILT Approval Date
03/14/2014
AALC Approval Date
04/14/2014
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
04/14/2014