Course Summary
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9 weeks (16 hours week)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 introduction to wine and beer


Students will learn a brief history of beer and wine, as well as how it is made. Understanding of beer and wine varieties and how they should taste. We will also cover food pairings for beer and wine styles.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Relate how historical events and geographical locations led to different cultural impacts and consumption practices in beer / wine today.
  • Select the proper beer / wine for a meal and / or your tasting preferences.
  • Understand what the smell and taste of a beer / wine will be before you open the bottle by demonstrating knowledge of the types of hops, grapes, or yeast used.
  • Describe the flavors and visuals of beer and wine styles by tasting, smelling, and seeing them.
  • Explain how beer / wine are made
  • Explain how beer / wine are made
  • Evaluate several varieties of beer / wine, and establish which one is best based upon style.
  • Demonstrate the ability to know and choose locally made styles of wine and beer from different geographical regions

General Course Topics:

  • Basics of alcohol & alcohol history timeline
  • Beer and wine making basics
  • Beer styles and regional influence
  • Wine varieties and regional influence
  • Beer tasting
  • Wine tasting
  • Food pairing
  • Brewery / winery tour or tasting
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

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