This is, in scope and design, the most comprehensive wine study program on Languedoc-Roussillon bar none. Through this program, students will acquire a profound knowledge of the region and develop a greater sensory understanding of its wines.
This master-level program delves deeply into Languedoc-Roussillon’s rich history, diverse landscapes and dynamic wine trade.
It provides detailed information on the region’s climate, grapes and viticultural practices. It explores the region’s geology, topography and soils, plus explains the specificities of wine production past and present.
The program covers all the individual AOCs and IGPs.
It enables students to understand and explain the stylistic differences between key AOCs and IGPs wines of the region.
There is an optional, proctored exam whose passing score validates mastery of the course content. This exam may be administered online for those with appropriate access to a computer outfitted with webcam and microphone.
The exam is composed of 50 multiple-choice questions, four short-answer essays as well as a map identification exercise. The Sud de France Master-Level Certificate will be conferred to those individuals who sit the exam and achieve a score of 75 or higher.