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What did wine taste like in Ancient Rome? How did Madeira acquire its distinctive style? What was Louis XIV’s favourite wine? And how did scientific progress in the nineteenth century impact wine-making? Join Anne McHale, Master of Wine, on a fascinating journey through the history of wine to answer these questions and more.
Over the course of seven video-based lessons, you’ll look at taste, religion, trade, science and technology, and you’ll even taste a few historic wine styles. You don’t have to get your hands on to these wines to get the most out of the course but Anne has chosen styles that are readily available – if you wish to join in, you’re most welcome.
The perfect course for wine lovers who would like to delve a little deeper into its rich past.
Session One: Introduction – 6.54 mins
Session Two: Taste – 13.07 mins
Session Three: Religion – 11.25 mins
Session Four: Politics and International Trade – 13.25 mins
Session Five: Science and Technology – 14.16 mins
Session Six: Provenance, Terroir and Brand – 12.57 mins
Session Seven: Conclusion – 6.22 mins