Take Your First Sip of the CIA*… online!
Deepen your wine knowledge from the convenience of your home or business through a CIA Web-based course. The tuition-free “A Taste of Wine Online” offers the perfect introduction to the Professional Wine Studies experience featuring an outstanding faculty of wine experts, in-depth examinations of wine, and guided tastings. If you have an interest in learning more about the world of wine, you’ll enjoy our online wine class.
A Taste of Wine Online
CIA Free Discovery Courses
In this virtual short course, you’ll take a close look at three of the world’s classic wine grape varietals. You’ll get answers to some fundamental wine questions direct from vintners and growers. You’ll read about the principles of wine and food pairing and learn what leading restaurateurs are recommending these days with cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon blanc and syrah. Your guides for this taste exploration are four of the country’s top wine teachers, each a distinguished member of the Greystone wine faculty. They will walk you through structured wine tastings and share their approach to understanding these popular varietals. Finally, a quiz will test what you’ve learned. Complete the course and you’ll learn: • How to identify tannin in cabernet sauvignon, and what role it plays • What flavors characterize syrah from different parts of the world • How to distinguish a barrel-fermented from a stainless steel-fermented sauvignon blanc • How to make appropriate food choices for each of these varietals. Objective: Learn about three of the world’s classic wine grape varietals: cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon blanc and syrah.
Thanks to the Culinary Institute of America.