This Online Port Wine Course is an intermediate level wine course that is designed for wine enthusiasts, connoisseur and industry professionals to learn the history, culture and practical knowledge about port wine.
What You Will Learn in the APWASI Online Port Wine Course
- The History of Port Wine
- The Geography
- The Styles of Port Wine
- What Grapes are used to make Port Wine
- How is Port Wine Made
- Port Wine and Cuisine Pairings and Etiquette
We provide you with a list of port wines and pairings to try. We strongly encourage you to try these wines during the course of your studies.
Online Wine Course Structure
This is a self-paced course and should take approximately 17-23 hours including study time to complete.
There are quizzes at the end of each section and a Final exam at the end of the course.
Online Port Wine Course Entry Requirements
Although there are no requirements to take the APWASI Online Port Wine course, we recommend that you complete Wine Essentials 1 and Wine Essentials 2 (or equivalent, check out our Course Comparisons) before proceeding with this course. You must also be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course if you will participate in the tasting of wines.
Upon completion, you will receive an APWASI certificate and pin.
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Preview of Online Port Wine Course
The word Port conjures up images of far flung away colonies with the British flag fluttering in the wind. Pass the port on the left, never the right is a well known tradition in the navy. It was the time of Britannia rules the waves and port was spread where the British went. Port hails from the wonderful country and oldest ally of Britain, Portugal. Port was discovered due to the circumstances that prevailed during the Napoleonic wars when red wine was no longer being exported from France to England. There had to be a replacement wine and where the Douro river meets the Atlantic at the cities of Oporto and Vila Nova De Gaia, was the waterway to Port captivating the world with this new wine.
In the hot and deep valley of the Douro, we are greeted with undulating and scenic topography in the form of Solcares and patamares. Here the weather is hot, humid, warmth radiating predominantly throughout the year, offering the grapes a highly suitable environment for ripening, and leading to concentrated fruits with ample sugar levels. This fortified wine, shrouded in romance is one of the last types of wine in the world where the grapes are trodden in lagares.
The Portuguese are justifiably proud of their port. In combination with well known port houses like Taylor Fladgate, Warres,Croft and the ubiquitous Symington family the port treasures are secure for future generations.
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- FREE APWASI Tasting Mat
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