Press - 08/20/2013

MiraCosta College to Offer Late-Start Wine Courses

MiraCosta College’s Horticulture Department is offering three late-start credit classes in wine appreciation that begin after Labor Day:

HORT 145: Sensory Analysis of Wines (3 units)

#1597, Fridays, 6:30-9:50 p.m. (9/6-12/13)

This course surveys the history and development of winemaking and grape varieties produced in the world’s major wine-producing regions. It covers tasting techniques and a wide variety of wines. Students must be 21 years old to enroll and pay a lab fee. They are also required to attend field trips to local wineries. Materials fee: $85. (CSU/UC transferable.)

HORT 147: Wines of California (3 units)

#2136, Wednesdays, 6:30-9:35 p.m. (9/4-12/11)

This course introduces the wines and major wine producing regions of California. Students must be 21 and are required to attend field trips. Materials fee: $85. (CSU transferable.)

HORT 148: Introduction to Wine Production (1.5 units)

#2785, Mondays, 6:30-9:05 p.m. (9/9-11/18)

This course provides beginning winemakers with basic “how to” instruction and advanced technical training on aspects of winemaking. Students must be 21 and are required to attend field trips. (CSU transferable.)

Fees are just $46 per unit. Enroll online at or call 760.795.6620.

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