Course contents


D 1: Wine Production
The vine; natural factors; style, quality and price; approaches to grape growing; grape growing options; grape yields and quality; wine components; winemaking options; postfermentation options; quality control procedures


D 2: Wine Business
Supply and demand; costs; legislation; currency exchange; types of businesses engaged in the production of wine; options for getting wine to the point of sale; considerations in wine marketing


D 3: Wines of the World
Principal wine regions in

France Germany Austria Hungary
Greece Italy Spain Portugal
USA Canada Chile Argentina
South Africa Australia New Zealand China

Natural factors; grape growing options; winemaking options; postfermentation options; wine law and regulation; wine business


D 4: Sparkling Wines
Principal sparkling wines (Australia, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, South America, Spain, UK, USA); natural factors; grape growing options; winemaking options; postfermentation options; industry associations and labelling terms; wine business


D 5: Fortified Wines
Principal fortified wines (Australia, France, Portugal, Spain); natural factors; grape growing options; winemaking options; postfermentation options; industry associations and labelling terms; wine business


D 6: Independent Research Assignment
Research a specified wine-related subject


D 7: Thesis
Thesis with a word count of 4,000 - 5,000 and a viva voce exam



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