Taught course

Wine

Institution
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens · National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Qualifications
Diploma

Entry requirements

The course is addressing anyone interests in wine,its history and its cultural dimension. Lectures on different varieties of wine as well as on its production and tasting are also addressed to anyone with familiar interests.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

What was the role of wine in ancient Greece?

Is wine important for Orthodox Christianity?

How is wine evaluated?

How can we harmoniously match wine with food?

Is wine healthy?

How can we make our own?

Programme Description

The programme consists of 2 modules. Module 1 is divided in 2 lessons while Module 2 is divided in 2 as follows:

MODULE 1
A CULTURAL HISTORY OF WINE


Lesson 1 History
In this lesson, we will make an exciting journey in time with Greek wine as our guide. Viticulture and wine production have a long history in Greece, longer than that of any other country in the world, and their origins are lost in the mists of time. These activities began thousands of years ago, in the prehistoric period, and have continued to the present day.

Lesson 2 Wine and Greek culture
In the second lesson, we will have the opportunity to explore the influence of wine and its links to Greek culture and religion. Meanwhile, we will discuss how Greek wine culture was depicted on numerous works of art such as paintings, sculptures, and ceramics. It is no exaggeration to say that wine has been a driving force behind intellectual culture, as it provided either a source of inspiration or financial assistance.


MODULE 2
HOW I CAN MAKE MY OWN WINE AND BIG SECRETS IN ORDER TO ENJOY IT

The purpose of the module is to learn about wine and the secrets needed in order to be able to make and enjoy our own special and definitely unique wine.

Lesson 1 Let's get to know each other better
In the first lesson we get to know the organoleptic testing of wine and the characteristics thereof, which are evaluated during the tasting. Furthermore, we familiarize ourselves with the categories of Greek wines and we are guided through the Greek viticultural areas. Moreover, we discover the magical world of food and wine combinations, as well as the countless benefits of the grape and wine for health. Finally, we discover what sulphur is, which is mentioned on the label of wine and is an ingredient thereof.

Lesson 2 Production, ageing and... drinking
Lastly, we become winegrowers, since it is something very easy whose results can make us really proud! We learn what equipment is needed to make our own wine and how winemaking is taking place, depending on the color of the wine. We discover the secrets of the preservation and the ageing of wine and, of course, how to enjoy it!

Qualification and course duration

Diploma

distance learning
1 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
info@elearninguoa.org