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HOSP6090 - Exploring Wine & Spirits

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Title:Exploring Wine & Spirits
Long Title:Exploring Wine & Spirits
Module Code:HOSP6090
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Hospitality
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Noel Murray
Module Author: Darren Calnan
Module Description: The aim of this module is to provide the learner with an understanding of wine, its varieties and characteristics. This module also aims to develop the learner's knowledge and understanding of wine through all stages from manufacturing to sales within the context of the licensed trade operations.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Critique the factors that influence wine style.
LO2 Identify the characteristics of the principal grape varieties used in still wine production.
LO3 Classify and differentiate between the main wine producing regions of Europe and the rest of the world.
LO4 Evaluate the processes involved in the production of still, sparkling, sweet and fortified wines.
LO5 Examine and evaluate the processes and principles involved in the storage, selection and service of wine.
LO6 Outline the key principles and methods used in the production of the principal categories of international spirits.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Viticulture
Grapes and grape growing, various influences on wine styles - climate, soil type, vineyard aspect, vine variety, wine making practices.
Vinification
The process of producing red, white, rose, sparkling and fortified wines.
Wine Styles and Types
Wine producing Countries and regions, European wines, New World wines, Champagne, sparkling and liqueur wines
Wine Producing Regions
Europe and the New World
Wine producing grape varieties
The classical grape varieties used; their country of origin and their cultivation
International Spirits
Methods used in production and the styles of the spirits produced
Storage, selection and service of wine
How to store,select and serve still, sparkling and fortified wine
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In-class examination examining theory and practical components of the module. 1,2,3 25.0 Week 5
Practical/Skills Evaluation In-class blind wine tasting, with accompanying short answer questions. 2,4,5,6 25.0 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 50.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class lectures covering the countries of origin, grape varieties, classification, vinificication and viticulture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class lectures covering the countries of origin, grape varieties, classification, vinificication and viticulture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Wine and Spirit Education Trust 2006, Behind the Label, London [ISBN: 0-951936-8-3]
  • Christopher Fielden, 2005, Exploring the World of Wines & Spirits, WSET London [ISBN: 978-0-9517936-6-4]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Hall M & Mitchell R 2008, Wine Marketing, 1st Ed., Butterworth-heinema London [ISBN: 978-0-7506-5420-3]
  • Christopher Fielden,, Exploring the World of Wines & Spirits, Wine and Spirit Educational Trust [ISBN: 978-0-9517936-604]
  • Wset01, Wines and Spirits Understanding Style Ay, Wine & Spirit Education Trust [ISBN: 1905819153]
  • Wset 2011, Wines & Spirits Looking Behind the Label, Wine & Spirit Education Trust [ISBN: 0951793683]
  • Harding & Robinson 2015, The Oxford Companion to Wine, 4th Ed., OUP Oxford [ISBN: 0198705387]
  • Fischer, C. 2015, Making Sense Of Food & Wine, Clearview Books [ISBN: 1908337281]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_OBARM_7 Bachelor of Business in Beverage Industry Management 3 Elective
CR_OHOST_6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Hospitality Studies 4 Elective

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