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CAPS - Atlantic

Old World Wine Regions

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.

The Sensory Development & Wine Styles module is a prerequisite for this module.

Class Schedule - Location: Prince George Hotel, 6:00pm

  1. Mon Jan 22 - PALATE CALLIBRATION, GEORGIA, ARMENIA, LEBANON, JORDAN, GREECE
  2. Mon Jan 29 - PORTUGAL (INCLUDING FORTIFIEDS)
  3. Mon Feb 5 - SPAIN (INCLUDING FORTIFIEDS)
  4. Mon Feb 12 - GERMANY, AUSTRIA, CROATIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA
  5. Mon Feb 19 - MIDTERM
  6. Mon Feb 26 - ITALY (VALLE D'AOSTA, LOMBARDY, ALTO ADIGE, FRIULI, VENETO)
  7. Mon March 4 - ITALY (PIEDMONT, LIGURIA, EMILIA ROMAGNA, LE MARCHE, UMBRIA
  8. Mon March 11 - ITALY (TUSCANY, ABRUZZO, MOLISE, LASIO, CAMPANIA)
  9. Mon March 18 - ITALY (SARDEGNA, BASILICATA, CALABRIA, SICILY)
  10. Mon March 25 - MIDTERM
  11. Mon April 8 - FRANCE (BORDEAUX)
  12. Mon April 15 - FRANCE (SOUTHWEST FRANCE, LANGUEDOC ROUSSILLON PROVENCE, RHONE)
  13. Mon April 22 - FRANCE (BURGUNDY)
  14. Mon April 29 - FRANCE (BEAUJOLAIS, JURA, SAVOIE)
  15. Mon May 6 - FRANCE (LOIRE VALLEY, ALSACE, CHAMPAGNE)
  16. Mon May 13 - EXAM

OLD WORLD COURSE EVALUATION:

MODULE 1: WRITTEN EXAM 15%
TASTING EXAM 15%

MODULE 2: WRITTEN EXAM 20%
TASTING EXAM 15%

MODULE 3: WRITTEN EXAM 20%
TASTING EXAM 15%

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Syllabus of Course Content

OLD WORLD COURSE EVALUATION:

MODULE 1: WRITTEN EXAM 15%TASTING EXAM 15%MODULE 2: WRITTEN EXAM 20%TASTING EXAM 15%MODULE 3: WRITTEN EXAM 20%TASTING EXAM 15%

Schedule

  1. Mon Jan 22 - Palate Calibration, Georgia, Armenia, Lebanon, Jordan, Greece 
  2. Mon Jan 29 - Portugal (including Fortifieds)
  3. Mon Feb 5 - Spain (including Fortifieds)
  4. Mon Feb 12 - Germany, Croatia, Czech republic, Hungary, Slovakia
  5. Mon Feb 19 - Midterm
  6. Mon Feb 26 - Italy Part 1 (Valle D'Aosta, Lombardy, Alto Adige, Friuli, Veneto)
  7. Mon March 4 - Italy Part 2 (Piedmont, Liguria, Emilia Romagna, Le Marche, Umbria
  8. Mon March 11 - Italy Part 3 (Tuscany, Abruzzo, Molise, Lasio, Campania 
  9. Mon March 18 - Italy Part 4 (Sardegna, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicily) 
  10. Mon March 25 - Midterm
  11. Mon April 8 - France Part 1 (Bordeaux)
  12. Mon April 15 - France Part 2 (Southwest, Languedoc Roussillon, Provence, Rhone)
  13. Mon April 22 - France Part 3 (Burgundy)
  14. Mon April 29 - France Part 4 (Beaujolais, Jura, Savoie)
  15. Mon May 6 - France Part 5 (Loire, Alsace, Champagne)
  16. Mon May 13 - Final Exam

Evaluation Criteria

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

Location

Prince George Hotel - 1725 Market Street in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N9