HISTORY OF WINE
Description: This course will explore the history of wine throughout Western civilization, analyzing wine’s cultural, religious, political, and economic significance.Wine was produced and consumed in the earliest human
Wine was produced and consumed in the earliest human societies, and was at the center of religious rituals, social interactions, local and international commerce, and artistic endeavors.
The Ancient Greeks and Romans considered wine a mark of their civilization, and brought it wherever they settled.
Wine is at the core of Christian religious symbolism.
Wine cultivation has shaped landscapes, determined local and national economies, informed the foodways of numerous cultures, and influenced social and government structures.
While the course does not focus on viticulture, wine varieties, or wine connoisseurship, these topics are part of wine’s history and will be treated throughout the class. You will enjoy two wine tastings during the course at local restaurants. A non-refundable $50 materials fee is included in the cost of registration to cover the tastings.
This course is available to adults ages 21+
This 6 week course will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30PM – 8:00PM starting on 10/26/2017 through 11/30/2017.