CLS 96 W — Exploring Wine’s Connection to Place and Culture: Stories in a Bottle
This course is intended for wine drinkers of all knowledge levels—from novices to experienced drinkers. For tastings during each class, students will be asked to purchase two wines (per week) from a list of suggested types of wine. A wine package will be available to purchase, or students may choose to select their own each week based on the theme. Purchase details will be available upon registration.
Karen MacNeil is the author of The Wine Bible and editor of the newsletter WineSpeed. Her eponymous company provides live virtual tastings and other events for audiences across the globe. She was host of the Emmy-winning PBS series Wine, Food & Friends. The former wine correspondent for Today on NBC, MacNeil has received a James Beard award for Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional of the Year, a Louis Roederer Consumer Title Writer of the Year award, and an International Wine & Spirits Communicator of the Year award.
Wine Consultant and Writer; Creator and Chairman Emeritus, Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies, Culinary Institute of America
Textbooks for this course:
(Required) Ian Tattersall and Rob Desalle, A Natural History of Wine (ISBN 978-0-300-21102-3)
(Recommended) Jamie Goode, I Taste Red (ISBN 978-0-520-29224-6)
(Recommended) Edward Slingerland, Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization (ISBN 978-0-316-45338-7)