Monday, 18 May 2015

University of Burgundy Announces Free Online Wine Course

Have you ever wanted to learn more about your favourite wine? Well now you can, as the Ideal Wine Company has learned that the University of Burgundy has announced that it’s starting an online wine course.

Loving wine is a commitment
There’s no such thing as a ‘fair weather wine lover.’ If you want to call yourself a wine lover you need to commit yourself to learning everything there is to know about your favourite tipple.

But there’s so much to know. If you really want to find out about wine you need to educate yourself about everything from viticulture to tasting techniques to wine etiquette. With such a heavy course load, where do you even start? How about the University of Burgundy?

 The Open Wine University
According to Decanter, the institution of higher learning is launching a free online course called The Open Wine University to teach people about wine making.

The best thing about this is that it won’t cost you a single penny to enrol; it’s free! Furthermore the course will be taught in both French and English and is slated to begin on 21st May. The course will be taught in a range of formats including online seminars, video-blogs and interactive tastings throughout a five week period.

What’s on the syllabus?
Here at the Ideal Wine Company, we’re sure that the Open Wine University will receive a lot of interest. This is because reports suggest that it will have a diverse syllabus, which was cobbled together by Sandrine Rousseaux and Olivier Jacquet, teachers at the Jules Guyot Wine and Vine Institute.

Together, these experts have compiled an intriguing syllabus that not only provides a thorough education about wine making, but also strives to teach students about Burgundy’s own diverse terroirs. Subjects slated to be included on the course include viticulture, tasting techniques and vinification, the history and cultural importance of wine and understanding terroir.

Find out more about Burgundy wine

If you really love wine, this is the course for you. It will teach you everything you need to know about your favourite tipple, as well as introduce you to one of France’s most famous wine making traditions. If you want to do a little prep before you start the course, why don’t you sample some of Burgundy’s finest wines, which you can buy for very reasonable prices from the Ideal Wine Company!