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Course Descriptions – UCLA Extension

Courses taught by Shelby Ledgerwood, CWE of Savant Wines:

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AN INTRODUCTION TO WINE

This course presents introductory to intermediate wine information, including the intricacies of tasting wine, wine service, restaurant issues, wine and food pairings, terroir, grape growing, and winemaking.  Noble grape varieties from the major winemaking countries covered in subsequent vintage courses are discussed. Wine regions of the world are examined with the use of detailed maps.  A major portion of the class time is devoted to tasting and analyzing wine.  45-50 classic wines from around the world will be tasted.

Location: UCLA Extension Building (Westwood)
When Offered: typically every quarter, four times per year
Meetings: 6 lecture classes + online final exam
1 meeting per week, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Contact: UCLA Ext.  Josh Gill 310-206-5075
Register: UCLA Extension  (registration typically is available online 6 weeks prior to the quarter start date)
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THE WINES OF BORDEAUX

The Wines of Bordeaux is an intermediate course that takes a detailed look at the wines from the Bordeaux region of France.  Topics include: terroir, appellations, grape varieties, viticultural techniques, winemaking methods, historical significance, the merchant system, futures and wine classification systems.

An Introduction to Wine is prerequisite to The Wines of Bordeaux.
Vintage I is highly recommended.

Location: UCLA Extension Building (Westwood)
When Offered: typically Winter and Summer quarters only
Meetings: 4 lecture classes + online final exam
1 meeting per week, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Contact: UCLA Ext.  Josh Gill 310-206-5075
Register: UCLA Extension  (registration typically is available online 6 weeks prior to the quarter start date)
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VINTAGE I – VITICULTURE & ENOLOGY

This advanced course covers viticulture and enology with an in-depth look at well-known or classic grape varieties one typically encounters in tasting quality wines in all parts of the world.  Viticulture topics include: what makes a good vineyard site, planting a vineyard, cultivars, management of the vine, harvesting decisions and viticultural philosophies.  Winemaking topics include: grape reception, fermentation techniques, vessels, post-fermentation processes, bottling and QAQC.  This course provides the groundwork necessary for students to enroll in Vintage II or Vintage III.

Vintage I is the first in a series of 3 upper level courses in the Wine Education & Management Certificate Program at UCLA Extension.  An Introduction to Wine is prerequisite to Vintage I.  Vintage I must be taken prior to taking Vintage II or III.

Location: UCLA Extension Building (Westwood)
When Offered: typically Fall and Spring quarters only
Meetings: 10 lecture classes + in-person final exam
1 meeting per week, 6:30 – 9:45 pm
Contact: UCLA Ext.  Josh Gill 310-206-5075
Register: UCLA Extension  (registration typically is available online 6 weeks prior to the quarter start date)
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THE WINE EDUCATION & MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AT UCLA EXTENSION
Please visit UCLA Extension for more information on The Wine Education & Management Certificate Program.