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Course Code: 
CULA 316
Course Type: 
Area Elective
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
To introduce students with the basic concepts of wine, wine making, serving and tasting wine.
Course Content: 

Description of wine, countries where wine is produced around the world. History of wine from the ancient world to present. Evolution of modern wine. The vine. Wine and weather, terroir, international grapes, regional grapes. How wine is made, storing wine, wine and time. Serving wine. Wine tasting. Notable international and national wines.

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Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Definition of wine.  History of wine.  
2 The world of wine: World wine consumption. Wine production around the world. Distribution of the world’s vineyards.  
3 The ancient world. The middle ages. The evolution of modern wine.  
4 How wine is made: The art of the winemaker. Harvesting the grapes. Preparing grapes for fermentation. The fermentation process. Improving on nature. Oak and clarification.  
5 The vine: the stages of development. Pests, diseases and their effects on the vine. The spread of phylloxeria in Europe’s vineyards. The Winegrowers Year.  
6 Wine and weather: terroir. Soil profile. International grapes. Regional grapes.  
7 Storing wine  
8 MID-TERM  
9 Serving wine  
10 Tasting wine: introduction to tasting. Physiological notions, bouquets of elements related to wine.  
11 Tasting of elementary substances. What is a tasting card?  
12 Practical tasting of wines:  Introduction. Blind tasting.  
13 Visit to a winery  
14 Visit to a wine shop  

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook Robinson Jancis and Johnson Hugh. 2005. The World Atlas of Wine. Mitchel Beazley. Special Ed.
Additional Resources Johnson Hugh. 1974. Wine. Simon and Schuster. New York.

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 30
Assignment 1 20
Attendance and class participation   10
Total   100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   40
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   60
Total   100