Online Class

The Everyday Guide to Wine

by The Great Courses
$74.99$214.99

Confidently buy, order and talk about wine, and heighten your enjoyment of every glass!

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 24 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including a complete course guide
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Closed captioning available (web only)
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Explore the world's premiere wine-making regions with Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, one of only a few hundred people in the world to achieve the title "Master of Wine." Jennifer will share the secrets to wine tasting like a pro, divulge tips for purchasing wine (and deciphering tricky labels), and lead you through the fascinating history and future of today's most popular wines.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Why Learn About Wine?
29:34
Meet your instructor, Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, who begins class by answering the question, "Why learn about wine?" Jennifer reviews the millennia-old history of wine and helps you discover what kind of wine consumer you are.
2. A Taster's Tool Kit
28:13
3. Winemaking: From Vineyard to Harvest
29:59
4. Winemaking: From Harvest to Bottle
29:18
5. The Whites: Riesling to Chardonnay
28:37
6. The Reds: Pinot Noir to Cabernet
31:46
7. Champagne & Other Sparkling Wines
32:53
8. Port, Sherry & Other Fortified Wines
32:36
9. What to Drink With Dessert
30:27
10. French Regions: Bordeaux & Loire
32:32
11. French Regions: Burgundy & Alsace
31:51
12. French Regions: Rhône, Languedoc, Provence
30:30
13. Wines of Northern Italy
37:07
14. Wines of Southern Italy
30:21
15. The Tastes of Germany & Austria
28:29
16. The Tastes of Spain & Portugal
30:56
17. U.S. Regions: California
35:18
18. U.S. Regions: Washington & Oregon
31:54
19. Other U.S. Regions, Mexico & Canada
32:30
20. Sampling Argentina & Chile
30:22
21. The Best of Australia & Tasmania
32:00
22. Wines of New Zealand & South Africa
34:00
23. Becoming a Knowledgeable Wine Buyer
30:18
24. Wine for Any Occasion & Any Food
30:35

Recommended with this class

  • Corkscrew
  • Wine glasses

Taught by

Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan
Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan
Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan is one of only a few hundred people in the world to have achieved the Master of Wine title from The Institute of Masters of Wine in London. She also has a professional certificate in spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a certified Specialist of Spirits from the Society of Wine Educators. A winner of the Wiesbaden Tasting Trophy from The Institute of Masters of Wine, Jennifer has taught courses for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust; judged international competitions, including the Ultimate Beverage Challenge; and hosted seminars with Food Network stars.

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