Wine has occupied a central role in human culture. In our exploration of the science of wine we will learn why wine was the beverage of choice through the ages, why a bottle of wine can range from $2 to $2,000, how wine is made, what makes a good/bad wine, how is white different from red, and how we know what is in a bottle of wine. The course begins with a large scale fermentation of red and white wine and will continue with team-based analyses of the two month process of turning grape juice into wine. Many aspects of the production and consumption of wine will be addressed in this course.
This course fulfills a Science & Technology (GS) requirement for students under GenEd and the Science & Technology Second Level (SB) requirement for students under Core.