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HOSP316 - History and Culture of Wine

Course Details

Course Code: HOSP316 Course ID: 2959 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Study of wine manufacturing, quality criteria, and sensory standards for both U.S. and international wines; topics include history of wine in society, selection of wine for specific meals, and wine variations. Opportunities for students to purchase different types of wine and participate in evaluative tasting techniques are presented; however, alternatives are available for students that choose not to, or may not legally, consume alcoholic beverages.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the historical implications of wines.
  2. Appraise the types of wine classifications.
  3. Analyze the major growing regions and wine produced.
  4. Compare and contrast the wines of featured countries.
  5. Interpret the tasting nuances of wine/food pairing using the Zraly 60 Second Wine Expert methodology.
  6. Design wine/food pairing events to enhance flavor profile.

Reading Assignments:

Articles, textbook chapters, and journals as assigned in the lessons

Forum Assignments:

Detailed forum expectations and grading rubrics are posted in the forums and in the classroom lessons.

Homework Assignments and Final Project:

There are assignments due throughout the course, and a final project due at the end of the course. Specific details for each assignment can be found in the Assignments section of your online classroom.


Online quizzes may be comprised of multiple choice, short answer and true/false questions.

This course does not have assigned textbook, relevant resources and readings required each week are found in the lessons.

Please visit and search by the course number (HOSP316) to access your required resources.

Required Readings – As assigned, see Weekly Lessons and Forum Postings

Additional Resources and Websites – See Weekly Lessons

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.