Booze University: 6 Cool College Classes About Alcohol

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Booze University: 6 Cool College Classes About Alcohol

Maybe you got an unofficial bachelor’s degree in beer, but some colleges actually offer courses on drinking. Cheers to that. Here, six of the best.

Vines and Wines: Introduction to Viticulture and Enology

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

A combination of lectures and hands-on discussions allows students in Gary Gardner’s Vines and Wines course to really grasp the subject areas of viticulture (the study of grapes) and enology (the study of wine making). Along with tasting wines of different styles from different regions around the world, those enrolled in the course learn everything from grape genetics—which could contribute to wine quality—to current social and legal issues involving wine. And to cap it off, students tour a local vineyard and winery, allowing Gardner to hammer home the area's impact on the greater wine world.


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