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We live in the golden age
of one of civilized man's
oldest and greatest pleasures.

There never was a time
when more good, affordable wine
has been available
in such a wide variety.

The enjoyment of wine
is a very personal thing ...
the more we know,
the more we appreciate it.

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CLASS INFORMATION
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Time:

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Check in at 6:15 *

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Locations TBA

Diploma Series – 2019/20 for Consumers :

Eight Weeks - $400 Inclusive

Cost to Attend Individual Classes:

Tutored Tastings - $45.00 to $85.00
Auditor Diploma - $45.00

Payment Methods:

Payments may be made via PayPal, eCheck, or credit card.
To register for a class or session, please fill out the details on our registration page, and send the results along with your payment information to us.
Otherwise, at our registration page you may choose your desired options and pay with PayPal or a major credit card.

*The monies raised through our classes and events are to sponsor a scholarship(s) at the college level for individuals studying viticulture, culinary or other related subjects. We appreciate your support through like-kind donations or monies applicable to our cause.

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Our Diploma Series is a semester of classes that provide our graduates with a comprehensive understanding of wine from its history to its structure.


Carolina Wine Club Diploma Example
Sample CWC Diploma

What is a Tutored Tasting ?

 ANSWER - Tutored Tasting is a seated wine tasting and evaluation based upon one’s palate and place of learning more about wines.
The CWC Tutored Tastings are from a global perspective comparing Old World wines and New World wines.  There is a certified WINE tutor  to walk the student through the proper process of tasting etiquette and techniques.  Each student learns at their own pace.

What is a Wine Class?

ANSWER – Wine Class – The CWC Wine Class is a  seated Class with a Syllabus focusing on a specific subject matter.  There is an outline with a goal and objective to learn more with wine as the lab portion.  A Tutored Tasting is more about comparing wines and tasting techniques.   A CWC Wine Class is an in depth study about the growing region, grape varietals, history, and geography.


Diploma Series – 2019/20 – Entry Level

Week #1 WHAT IS WINE?
Overview - Books - Study Guides - Wine Journal - Sample Quiz/Essay
Categories of Wine - Sparkling, Table - Dessert/Fortified
A Year in the Life of a Vineyard
The World of Wine - Globally
The Evolution of Modern Wine
Wine and Weather - Vintages
International Grapes - Regional Grapes
HOMEWORK - At least 30 minutes a day study time for subject matter. Essay on "Why Study Wine?" write for 30 minutes - Vocabulary answers - Answer take home quiz.
Week #2 THE THEORY OF SENSORY EVALUATION
The Common Working Model for all our Senses
Pitfalls in Wine Tasting
Learning Wine Odors
Improving Odor Memory
Wine Aroma Wheel
Varietal Aroma
In Mouth Impressions
HOMEWORK - At least 30 minutes a day study time for subject matter - Essay - "Compare Aroma and Bouquet"/take home quiz - vocabulary answers.
Week #3 DECODING THE WINE LABEL
Wine Labels and the Law
Protecting Taxes - IRS
Protecting Consumers - FAA
Appellation of Origin - Sense of Place
Wine Class or Type
HOMEWORK - At least 30 minutes a day study time for subject matter - Essay - "Why is a Wine Label important for a Consumer?" Take home quiz - vocabulary answers
Week #4 BUILDING A WINE VOCABULARY
Wine Terms - Pronunciation
Descriptors
Balance between Acidity and Tannin
Aging Definitions
Olfactory(Smell) - Tactile(taste)
Old World Terms vs New World Terms
HOMEWORK - At least 30 minutes a day study time for subject matter - Essay - "Compare and Contrast Acids and Tannins" Take home quiz - Vocabulary answers.
Week #5 ORDERING WINE IN A RESTAURANT - PURCHASING WINE IN A GROCERY STORE / WINE SHOP
The Role of a Sommelier
Restaurant Beverage Headings
Prices/Ratings
Internet-Auctions-En Primeur
Value Wines - Second Pressings/Bottling
When to send a wine back
HOMEWORK - At least 30 minutes a day study time for subject matter - Essay - "Why Drink Wine with Food?" Take home quiz - Vocabulary Answers
Week #6 REVIEW - STUDY SESSION - FIELD TRIP - GROCERY STORE / WINE STORE
Week #7 REVIEW - ESSAYS - QUIZES - VOCABULARY
Week #8 EXAM - TIMED
80 MULTIPLE CHOICE- 20 VOCABULARY MATCH
ONE 30 MINUTE WRITTEN ESSAY
Pass 80% - Extra Credit question 5 points.

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FALL/WINTER CLASSES :: BEGINNING DATE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th, 2019

Evening Classes - 6:30 (check-in 6:15) until 8 p.m.
Fragrance Free - Please

SESSION LOCATIONS TBA

Reservations and Information  - Payment in Advance to guarantee a seat
info@carolinawineclub.comwww.CarolinaWineClub.com

Individual Class - $45.00 Each Series of 6 Classes $250.00

Classes are seated, includes wines in Riedel Stemware and syllabus

**SERIES I**
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Session I (Tuesday, September 10th, 2019)
INTRODUCING BORDEAUX WINES - A REVIEW

Session II (Tuesday, September 17th, 2019)
GREAT VINEYARDS AND WINEMAKERS

Session III(Tuesday, September 24th, 2019)
MAKING TABLE WINES - THE OVERALL PROCESS

Session IV (Tuesday, October 1st, 2019)
THE VINEYARD SYSTEM - ECONOMIC VS GREEN

Session V (Tuesday, October 8th, 2019)
A LITTLE ITALY AND MORE

Session VI (Tuesday, October 15th, 2019)
VARIETAL PROFILES OF THE BIG 8 GRAPES

 

**SERIES II**
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Session I (Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019)
WITCHY SCARY WINES OF HALLOWEEN

Session II (Tuesday, October 29nd, 2019)
READING AND UNDERSTANDING WINE LABELS

Session III (Tuesday, November 5th, 2019)
TERROIR OF NAPA VALLEY AND BEYOND

Session IV (Tuesday, November 12th, 2019)
THE SLEEK WINES OF BEAUNE

Session V (Tuesday, November 19th, 2019)
CHAMPAGNE SHERRY AND PORT

Session VI (Tuesday, November 26th, 2019)
COGNAC - ARMAGNAC - CASSIS


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CHRISTMAS PARTY 'CHAMPAGNE JAM' - DATE TBA

 

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