Wine Sensory & Perception
Course Description and Purpose
HFT 3866 is an introductory Course to the world of wine in the hospitality industry and to learn the ability to taste and evaluate wine effectively via wine appreciation.
This course will be presented using an interactive lecture format utilizing the latest technology to present material. This will be followed by a hands-on wine tastings.
Students will be able to:
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Technical Requirements and Skills
One of the greatest barriers to taking an online course is a lack of basic computer literacy. By computer literacy we mean being able to manage and organize computer files efficiently, and learning to use your computer's operating system and software quickly and easily. Keep in mind that this is not a computer literacy course; but students enrolled in online courses are expected to have moderate proficiency using a computer. Please go to the "What's Required" webpage to find out more information on this subject.
Please visit our Technical Requirements webpage for additional information.
Accessibility and Accommodation
The Disability Resource Center collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and community members to create diverse learning environments that are usable, equitable, inclusive and sustainable. The DRC provides FIU students with disabilities the necessary support to successfully complete their education and participate in activities available to all students. If you have a diagnosed disability and plan to utilize academic accommodations, please contact the Center at (305) 348-3532 or visit them at the Graham Center GC 190.
For additional assistance please contact FIU's Disability Resource Center.
Web Accessibility Statements for Partners and Vendors
Please visit our ADA Compliance webpage for additional information about accessibility involving the tools used in this course.
Academic Misconduct Statement
Florida International University is a community dedicated to generating and imparting knowledge through excellent teaching and research, the rigorous and respectful exchange of ideas and community service. All students should respect the right of others to have an equitable opportunity to learn and honestly to demonstrate the quality of their learning. Therefore, all students are expected to adhere to a standard of academic conduct, which demonstrates respect for themselves, their fellow students, and the educational mission of the University. All students are deemed by the University to understand that if they are found responsible for academic misconduct, they will be subject to the Academic Misconduct procedures and sanctions, as outlined in the Student Handbook.
Academic Misconduct includes: Cheating – The unauthorized use of books, notes, aids, electronic sources; or assistance from another person with respect to examinations, course assignments, field service reports, class recitations; or the unauthorized possession of examination papers or course materials, whether originally authorized or not. Plagiarism – The use and appropriation of another’s work without any indication of the source and the representation of such work as the student’s own. Any student who fails to give credit for ideas, expressions or materials taken from another source, including internet sources, is responsible for plagiarism.
Panthers Care & Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers free and confidential help for anxiety, depression, stress, and other concerns that life brings. Professional counselors are available for same-day appointments. Don’t wait to call (305) 348-2277 to set up a time to talk or visit the online self-help portal.
For TUC-FIU students, must be 18 years of age or older.
Review the Course Catalog. webpage for prerequisites information.
Textbook and Course Materials
Students are expected to have each class assignment completed prior to class. Any absence must conform to university policy and permission requested two weeks in advance. Lateness will impact your performance grade so plan to arrive Five minutes early so you are ready when class begins. There is a maximum of 3 points per day for 9 Weeks for a total of 27 points.
Keep in mind that your discussion forum postings will likely be seen by other members of the course. Care should be taken when determining what to post.
In order to mitigate any issues with your computer and online assessments, it is very important that you take the "Practice Quiz" from each computer you will be using to take your graded quizzes and exams. It is your responsibility to make sure your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements.
All assessments will auto-submit when (1) the timer runs out OR (2) the closing date/time is reached, whichever happens first. For example, if a quiz has a closing time of 5:00 pm but the student begins the exam at 4:55 pm, the student will only have 5 minutes to complete the quiz.
Assessments in this course are not compatible with mobile devices and should not be taken through a mobile phone or a tablet. If you need further assistance please contact FIU Online Support Services.
DINGDING Video Conference
DingDing is a online study platform tool that you can use to interact with your professor and fellow students by sharing screens, chatting, broadcasting live video/audio, and taking part in other interactive online activities. We will be utilizing this tool to conduct online classroom study during COVID-19 pendemic.
DingDing LIVE Meetings will be held following regular course schedule of Spring 2022 .
|Number of Items
|Points for Each
|Total Points Available
|Participation of discussion boards
|Participation in Wine Tasting
|Wine Review Writing Assignment
|84 - 86
|71 - 76
|87 - 90
|77 - 80
|60 or less
|Introduction to Wine Appreciation
Review of Syllabus and Course Assignments /Self-introduction/Group forming
|CW: pgs 2-28
History Of Wine / Wines of Today and Tomorrow
|CW: pgs30-32; pgs38-41; pgs133-152
|Understanding French Wine / Bordeaux/
How to taste wine
Sensory Evaluation of White Wine
Cellaring, Opening and Serving Wine
|CW: pgs30-32; 38-41; 133-152
|CW: pgs 194-201
|Wine Tasting 1: Chardonnay
Wine Tasting 2: Champagne/Sparkling Wine
Italian wine Regions
Wine Tasting: Pinot Gri / Grigio
|CW: pgs 194-201
|Spain wine Regions
Wine Tasting : Spain
Blind Tasting 1
Wine Tasting : Dessert and Sweet Wine
|Australia / New Zealand wine regions
Wine Tasting: Sauvignon Blanc
|Argentina Wine regions
Wine Tasting: French Whites
|CW: pgs 154-163; pgs 238-241
|Chilean Wine Regions
Wine Tasting: Spanish Whites
|CW: pgs 178-188
Chinese wine regions and growth
Wine Tasting: Shiraz
|Blind tasting 2