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Online Program

Adventures Online: Discover the Art of Wine

From grape to glass, get an immersive look into the art of winemaking without leaving the comfort of home! Learn about vineyards, terroir and more during this live, online workshop.
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Program No. 24217RJ
Length
3 days
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Online Program

Adventures Online: Discover the Art of Wine

From grape to glass, get an immersive look into the art of winemaking without leaving the comfort of home! Learn about vineyards, terroir and more during this live, online workshop.
Length
3 days
Starts at
249
Program No. 24217 RJ
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Online Program
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Learn from the comfort of your own home.

DATES & PRICES

Online Program
Details
Accommodation Details
Learn from the comfort of your own home.
3 days
2
Terroir, Vineyard & Winery
From the comfort of your own home.
3
Old World vs. New World Wines, Wine Tasting
From the comfort of your own home.
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At a Glance

Do you want to take your love of wine to the next level? Improve your knowledge of reds and whites, terroir and tastings during this live, online workshop. With wine experts, get an insider’s look into the art of viniculture, winemaking and the importance of geographical location when creating a vineyard. Meet with a winemaker and enjoy a virtual field trip to his vineyard as you learn about the work necessary to succeed in the industry. Enjoy a virtual wine tasting with your fellow Road Scholars as you learn about terroir and the effect it has on the flavor of wine, and enjoy opportunities to engage in Q&A sessions and discussions about wines from around the world.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Explore the grounds of a winery and vineyard in the Willamette Valley during a virtual field trip and enjoy an interview with an expert winemaker.
  • Take in lectures on sustainable farming, grape varieties and their growth, the importance of terroir, as well as the traditional practices of “Old World” wines versus “New World” varietals.
  • Join your fellow Road Scholars in an expert-led wine tasting where you’ll get insight into the terroir of wines from across the world.

General Notes

Participants will be provided with a list of recommended wines to purchase for the tasting on Day 3, 30 days prior to the program. The estimated cost for the 3 wines is $60-75. You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand.
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Jeff Peterson
Dr. Jeff Peterson, a professor at Linfield College, in McMinnville, Oregon, has lived and worked in much of Latin America. He is a faculty member of the Wine Studies Program through the Evenstad Center for Wine Education, and led the founding of Linfield College’s Wine Studies Program, the only wine studies program in the United States to focus on the liberal arts approach to the wine industry. He also founded Vinum Docet, which uses wine as a way to explore history, culture, and food.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Kathleen Fitzgerald View biography
Kathleen has been a travel professional for over 40 years, and a Road Scholar Group Leader since 2012. She has led groups to Cuba, the Pacific Northwest, California, National Parks, and aboard small ships on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. She lectures on Lewis and Clark, the Channel Islands, the California Redwoods, Route 66, geology, food and wine, wildlife and nature. Her previous life as an actor makes her an engaging speaker, and she enjoys incorporating her yoga experience into programs when the opportunity arises.
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Jeff Peterson View biography
Dr. Jeff Peterson, a professor at Linfield College, in McMinnville, Oregon, has lived and worked in much of Latin America. He is a faculty member of the Wine Studies Program through the Evenstad Center for Wine Education, and led the founding of Linfield College’s Wine Studies Program, the only wine studies program in the United States to focus on the liberal arts approach to the wine industry. He also founded Vinum Docet, which uses wine as a way to explore history, culture, and food.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
The Wine Bible
by Karen MacNeil
The World Atlas of Wine
by Hugh Johnson
Secrets of Sommeliers: How to Think and Drink Like the World’s Top Wine Professionals
by Rajat Parr and Jordan Mackay





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