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Old World Wine Regions Sept 2019

  • Mon, September 23, 2019
  • Mon, December 09, 2019
  • 11 sessions
  • Mon, September 23, 2019, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (ADT)
  • Mon, September 30, 2019, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (ADT)
  • Mon, October 07, 2019, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (ADT)
  • Mon, October 14, 2019, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (ADT)
  • Mon, October 21, 2019, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (ADT)
  • Mon, October 28, 2019, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (ADT)
  • Mon, November 04, 2019, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (AST)
  • Mon, November 18, 2019, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (AST)
  • Mon, November 25, 2019, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (AST)
  • Mon, December 02, 2019, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (AST)
  • Mon, December 09, 2019, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (AST)
  • The Port by NSLC, Experience Room, 5485 Clyde Street, Halifax
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This module explores the major wine regions of the old world including: France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Greece, Austria and Hungary. In sensory evaluation, students study wines by weight and flavour. In this section students will assess wines according to where they are produced and are expected to recognize, by region, the character and quality of the major wines of Europe learning the history, terroir, laws, culture, leading producer and trends. Special attention is given to France and Italy since they share the largest part of the wine market in the world today. Students continue to develop tasting ability and wine assessment skills. In addition, special attention is paid to learning local cuisine and classic pairings.

This course starts in September. 

Module 3: Old World Wine Regions

Monday, September 23rdIntroduction to France & Wines of Bordeaux

Monday, September 30thReview of Bordeaux & Wines of Southwest France

Monday, October 7thWines of Burgundy (Whites)

Monday, October 14thThanksgiving Day - NO CLASS

Monday, October 21stWines of Burgundy (Reds)

*** Sunday, October 27thWines of the Rhone Valley and Loire Valley

Monday, October 28thWines of Champagne and Alsace

Monday, November 4thFrance written exam

*** Sunday, November 10th:  Wines of Italy 1

Monday, November 11thRemembrance Day - NO CLASS

Monday, November 18thWines of Italy 2

Monday, November 25thItaly written exam 

Monday, December 2ndWines of Spain 

***Sunday, December 8thWines of Portugal, Greece & Eastern Europe

Monday, December 9thWines of Germany & Austria

Monday, December 16thSpain/Portugal/Germany/etc written & final tasting exam 

Class Times:

Mondays 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Sundays 1:00pm – 4:00pm


Evaluation of Module 3:

France Written Exam                                                 20%

Italy Written Exam                                                    20%

Spain/Portugal/Germany/etc. Written Exam           20%

Final Tasting Exam                                                    30%

Research Project (Due: Dec 2nd)                               10%



Note 1: In compliance to CAPS national educational standards, participants must achieve a minimum of 70% to successfully pass this module.

1. a) Any student receiving an overall mark less than 60% will be obligated to repeat the entire course.

1. b) Any student receiving an overall mark between 60-69% will be obligated to write a comprehensive supplemental examination to increase their overall mark to the required 70% (additional fees will apply).


Note 2: Participants must achieve a minimum of 65% (collectively) on the tasting components to successfully pass this module.


Note 3: Research projects will receive a 10% deduction per day accepted after deadline. After 5 days the research project will receive a mark of zero.


Note 4: Participants are expected to attend all examination days. Any rescheduling may result in additional supplemental fees.


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