Academics

HADM 4300: Introduction to Wines

Fall, spring. 2 credits. S-U grades only.

Fee (includes cost of wine glasses and supplies): $30. Enrollment limited to: SHA juniors, seniors, and M.M.H. students; seniors and graduate students in all other colleges. Elective. No auditors.  SHA students strongly encouraged to enroll in fall semester. All students are exempt from 21-year-old age requirement under Section 65 of New York State law. Preregistered students who do not attend first class and who fail to notify the course secretary (smd18@cornell.edu) in 274 Statler Hall of their absence before first class are automatically dropped from instructor's records. Because of high demand for this course and consumption of a product, the absolute drop deadline in fall for all students is F, Aug. 30, 2013, and drop deadline in spring is F, Jan. 31, 2014.

Faculty teaching this course in Fall 2014:

Students will be introduced to the major wine-producing regions of the world.  The course focuses on understanding the terms on a wine label, evaluation techniques, identifying aromas and flavors and connecting flavors to the growing and productions factors that influence them.  Food and wine pairing, wine etiquette and responsible consumption are also topics. This forms the basis for what a consumer needs to know to confidently navigate a wine list and to make sound purchase decisions in retail wine shops or online.Exploring each wine region exposes the students to a vast amount of information: history, language, culture, production and agricultural traditions, trade patterns, food and social customs, etc. This rich brocade of information is part of what fascinates us when we study the subject of wine.