Wine basics: Top ten wine varietals

This course will teach you everything you need to know about ten popular wine varietals from around the world. You will learn characteristics such as flavor, aroma, and body, plus the best foods to pair each wine with. You will discover the history of these grapes, their countries of origin, and major producers. After this course, you will be able to choose and describe wine like an expert!

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   Teacher: Saffron Hickey


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Course plan

Lesson 1: Riesling
Lesson 2: Sauvignon Blanc
Lesson 3: Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris
Lesson 4: Chardonnay
Lesson 5: Pinot Noir
Lesson 6: Merlot
Lesson 7: Sangiovese
Lesson 8: Tempranillo
Lesson 9: Cabernet Sauvignon
Lesson 10: Shiraz/Syrah
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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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