Passport to the World of Wines

Author(s): Lorraine Hems

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2020

Details: KHPContent | 180 days |

Passport to the World of Wines is an anti wine-snob online course package.  It fuses lectures, readings, and tasting while discussing the basics of viticulture and viniculture, labeling regulations, marketing, distributing, technology and more. In addition, it discusses wines from Old and New World countries and regions.  Students of the course package will learn as much about their own palate and ignite a life-long passion for wine.

The turn-key online Passport to the World of Wines course package:

  • includes wine and food pairing suggestions designed to accompany each weekly wine tasting experience.
  • requires students to complete a wine etiquette review, tasting journals, and a paper / projects that explore the wine world in or outside the context of their own field of interest.
  • is easy to adopt!  Assignments, exams, and journal entries are integrated within the framework of the course package and can be integrated with most course LMS.

Wine Etiquette 101

CHAPTER 1 What is Wine?
CHAPTER 2 Viticulture and Viniculture
CHAPTER 3 Riesling and Terroir
CHAPTER 4 California
CHAPTER 5 Oregon and Washington
CHAPTER 6 New York State
CHAPTER 7 Australia and New Zealand
CHAPTER 8 Chile, Argentina and South Africa
CHAPTER 9 Champagne and Sparkling
CHAPTER 10 Wine and Food Pairing
CHAPTER 11 Burgundy
CHAPTER 12 Bordeaux
CHAPTER 13 Italy
CHAPTER 14 Spain and Portugal

Service and Storage
What to Consider When Hosting Wine Tastings
Continuing Your Education
Educational Groups and Organizations

Lorraine Hems

Lorraine Hems started teaching a course called Wines of the World I part-time at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2001, but did not take a traditional route to becoming a teacher. She grew up in the Rochester, New York area and both of her parents were teachers. They would travel to different parts of the state, especially during the summers. This was the foundation for her on-going exploration for all that this state and the world has to offer. Before graduating with her B.S. in Social Work from Nazareth College, she started working in a small wine and liquor store. She did not drink any alcohol, so she guesses they trusted me to be alone in the store! She got “bit by the wine bug,” started reading, asking questions, and sampling as often as she could. After graduation, she continued in the industry. She’s been a full-time lecturer of many alcoholic beverage courses and has really enjoyed getting students involved in local events, certification programs, and the industry.

Since she did not have a degree in education or wine, she needed to work on obtaining certifications that would show that she was qualified to teach at RIT. She is now a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers. She’s also a Certified Wine Educator and Certified Specialist of Spirits through the Society of Wine Educators. In addition, she’s served on their Board of Directors and the Executive Board. Presenting on Finger Lakes wines at their conferences around the country has been quite rewarding. She’s started the Diploma through the Wine and Spirits Education Trust. She also teaches WSET certification courses, industry training classes, and classes to the public at the New York Kitchen (formally the New York Wine & Culinary Center) in Canandaigua, NY. She offers the WSET certification exams to RIT students and has taught the courses to Constellation Brand employees. She received a degree from RIT too – a Masters Degree in Service Leadership and Innovation in 2012.

After years of judging many amateur and commercial wine competitions, she enrolled in American Wine Society’s Wine Judge Certification Program. After passing, she became an instructor in their program. In 2017, after year of judging their competition, Camp Good Days and Special Times asked her to be the Head Judge of their fundraising Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. She helped start the local chapter of Women for WineSense in 1999. She is still involved with them and received the WWS National Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. The New York Wine & Grape Foundation gave her their Consumer Award in 2016 that “recognizes individuals who enthusiastically support New York wines and enjoy wine in moderation as part of a healthy and happy lifestyle.” She became the Head Judge of the New York Wine Classic in 2019 and continues in that role presently. She contributes to radio, print, webinars and social media platforms including being a marketing influencer.

She really enjoys working with the great people in the New York State wine industry, especially since it has become an internationally recognized wine region. Her passport includes stops in Canada, Chile, Australia, Germany, France, Bahamas, Argentina, Croatia, and Italy. She loves trying all kinds of wines and hopes to pass her passion for exploration on to you. Let’s fill up your passports to the world of wines today!

Related ISBN's: 9781792424830




ISBN 9781792424830

Details KHPContent 180 days