I had to share this with everyone. When my love affair with wine started, I took Kevin Zraly’s Windows on the World wine course. It was wonderful, and expensive. I still recommend this as the best course for someone to take if they know nothing of wine, but I saw something that may be of interest to those who don’t have the cash to make this initial investment.
I received an email from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Their School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in collaboration with The New York Times Knowledge Network is launching a new online wine course. The course titled “Discovering the World of Wine” consists of 26 self-paced classes each focused on a specific wine topic. The course will be available starting January 30, 2012. Why I think it is great:
It’s online – convenient.
It costs $149 – incredibly inexpensive for a wine course.
Learn wine the way people drink it – by the grape, not by geographic area (a nice way to figure out what grapes you like best.
Written and produced by Ron Kapon, wine writer and FDU’s wine course professor for 16 years and Patricia Savoie, wine writer and educator.
The course includes a dozen in-depth tasting videos by Philippe Newlin, former Tastings Director of Wine & Spirits Magazine and the Wine Course instructor at both Columbia Business School and the Yale School of Management.
This would make for a wonderful Valentine’s Day present (or maybe a great present for yourself). Check out their site for more details and if you happen to take the course, get back to me and let me know how it goes.