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New World Wine Regions

  • Mon, January 15, 2018
  • Mon, April 30, 2018
  • 14 sessions
  • Mon, January 15, 2018, 5:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Mon, January 22, 2018, 5:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Mon, January 29, 2018, 5:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Mon, February 05, 2018, 5:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Mon, February 12, 2018, 5:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Mon, February 26, 2018, 5:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Mon, March 05, 2018, 5:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Mon, March 12, 2018, 5:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Mon, March 19, 2018, 5:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Mon, March 26, 2018, 5:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Mon, April 09, 2018, 5:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Mon, April 16, 2018, 5:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Mon, April 23, 2018, 5:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Mon, April 30, 2018, 5:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • TBD
  • 16

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PLEASE NOTE: Successful completion of Sensory Development & Wine Styles is a prerequisite for this course.
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New World wine regions are quickly establishing market strength. This section of the Sommelier program examines the ‘New World’ wine regions including Australia, New Zealand, South America, South Africa, USA, and Canada, with special attention to the wines of Nova Scotia/New Brunswick/P.E.I. In this section of the course students will study the character and quality of the major wines of the New World, learning the history, terroir, culture, laws, leading producers and trends. Emphasis will be placed on the advancement of New World winemaking techniques and the influence of these developments within the New World wine regions and abroad. In this course, students will continue to develop their tasting ability and wine assessment skills, as well as knowledge of food and wine pairings.

This course is instructed by Mark DeWolf and Carman Mills, and runs in January each year.

Syllabus of Course Content:

  • Class 1: New World winemaking techniques, wine closures and alternative packaging
  • Class 2: Wines of Chile
  • Class 3: Wines of Argentina
  • Class 4: NW techniques & South America written exam & Student Presentations
  • Class 5: Wines of California
  • Class 6: California cont’d, Pacific Northwest & other USA
  • Class 7: Wines of Canada
  • Class 8: Wines of Nova Scotia
  • Class 9: North America written exam
  • Class 10: Wines of New Zealand
  • Class 11: Wines of South Africa
  • Class 12: Wines of Australia (focus on warmer regions)
  • Class 13: Wines of Australia (focus on cooler regions) & Student Presentations
  • Class 14: Australia, NZ & SA written exam & final tasting exam
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