958342 World wines and viticulture

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


The lecture consists of seven teaching units, with compulsory attendance.

The first lectures give an overview about the program and basic knowledge about viticulture, wine-making and sensory analysis. The following units display wine producing countries and their terroir, climates, production systems and wines. Lectures will be held by external experts in viticulture. Students organize in groups to present about other winegrowing regions of their interests (groups and regions will be decided during the first lecture).

We ask 5€/student to participate to the wine selection of the lectures.

Previous knowledge expected

Basic concepts of viticulture and wine-making.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students will be able during this course:
- to define what are the main components of global wine regions.
- to link geography and climate conditions with production systems and wine styles.
- to evaluate the effects of political structures and strategies of marketing on winemaking.
- to interact and discus with international wine experts.
- to practice wine sensory evaluation.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.