Wine Culture (Spring 2016)

Viticulture and Enology
This course explores the complex interactions between wine and culture. From a source of nutrition to an enduring cultural symbol of the good life, a religious ritual to a forbidden substance, an artistic muse to a political pawn, the role of wine has varied through  time and among cultures. Through lectures, readings, discussions, and activities, students will analyze how wine has impacted  civilizations throughout history and how, in turn, cultures impact the production and consumption of wine.