Detailed Curriculum

Detailed Curriculum

The core curriculum (the 17 seminars listed below) is taught by lead-instructor, Don Kinnan, Certified Wine Educator.

  • Lecture #1: The History, Geography, and Winegrowing Districts of Burgundy
  • Lecture #2: “Terroir”, the Soul of Burgundy
  • Lecture #3: Growing the Vines
  • Lecture #4: Making the Wines
  • Lecture #5: The Wine Law and Its Application
  • Lecture #6: Chablis, Home of the World’s most exhilarating Chardonnay Wine
  • Lecture #7: Gevrey-Chambertin, made famous by Napoleon himself
  • Lecture #8: Morey-Saint-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, and Vougeot
  • Lecture #9: Romanee-Conti anyone??
  • Lecture #10: The Mountain of Corton, gateway to the Cote de Beaune
  • Lecture #11: Beaune and Its Siblings
  • Lecture #12: Ahhh!  Pommard and Volnay
  • Lecture #13: Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, the Royal Court
  • Lecture #14: Chassagne-Montrachet andValue Villages in the Cote de Beaune
  • Lecture #15: Côte Chalonnaise, the forgotten area of Burgundy
  • Lecture #16: The Mâconnais, origin of Burgundy’s most consumed white wines
  • Lecture #17: The Commercialization of Burgundy 

A panel of distinguished guest lecturers will present very different sides to the multi-faceted Burgundy wines in the lectures listed below:

  • Lecture #18: Tasting the “terroirs” of La Cote d’Or
    with The Burghound(Allen Meadows)
  • Lecture #19: A Review of Recent Burgundy Vintages
    with Becky Wasserman 
  • Lecture #20: Burgundy at the Table
    with Eric Hemer, MS                            
  • Lecture #21: Red Burgundy vs the World of Pinot Noir
    with Jay Youmans, MW
  • Webinar #22: White Burgundy vs the World of Chardonnay
    with Karen McNeil

Want to learn more? Download the list of the 22 thematic lectures with their detailed abstracts.


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