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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

From Vine to Table Wine Studies Certificate Program


Courses offered in Spring 2018!

From the fundamentals of wine grape growing and winemaking to the finer points of palate development and brand building, these weekend courses will take you from novice to in-the-know.

Aspiring winemakers, farmers, entry-level wine business professionals, restaurant staff and curious consumers are encouraged to take one or all of these hands-on courses.

Complete all four courses in any sequence to earn the HSU Wine Certificate.


Instructor Pam Long

Wine Sensory Evaluation & Service

With Pam Long

Develop your palate and increase your knowledge about wines of the world. This course is designed to jump start and refine your wine tasting evaluation skills.

Developed for those who work in food and beverage or are considering a wine industry career, this course focuses on customer service engagement, professional wine service, comprehending a wine label, and learning how to become a smarter wine buyer.
The course includes a digital presentation and lecture, several guided wine tasting flights, lunch and a field trip.

After class on Friday, you are invited to take a short walk from HBAC to the Humboldt Bay Tourism Center in the waterfront district of Eureka. This no-host gathering will include fresh Humboldt Bay oysters paired with a local Sauvignon Blanc. This will be a great way to unwind after class!

This course may be applied toward the optional Wine Certificate, which may be earned with the completion of all the courses listed here.

date Sat., March 10, 2018
REGISTRATION AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER.

Pam Long has worked in the California wine industry for the past decade. Areas of expertise include wine education, direct-to-consumer sales, marketing, event planning and hospitality management. She is currently studying for her master of wine diploma through the Wines & Spirits Education Trust (WSET).

 

Marketing Wine in Humboldt County (& Beyond)

With Elizabeth Hans McCrone

Develop your palate and increase your knowledge about wines of the world. This course is designed to jump start and refine your wine tasting evaluation skills as well as hone your professional wine service and customer engagement technique.

Class activities include presentations from world-class wine professionals, local winemakers, wine buyers and retailers, and a field trip to one of Humboldt County's most beautiful vineyards. Wine tasting and lunch are included.

This course may be applied toward the optional Wine Certificate, which may be earned with the completion of all the courses listed here.

date Sat., April 7
REGISTRATION AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER.

Elizabeth Hans McCrone has an extensive background in media, public relations, teaching and wine education. She holds a master's degree in broadcast communication arts, a bachelor's degree in journalism, and a certificate in wine studies. She taught in the HSU Department of Journalism and Mass Communications as adjunct faculty for 17 years. For the past several years, she has worked at Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Sonoma County as a trade tour host, wine family associate and tasting room associate. In addition, she is a writer for the Wine Industry Network, a prominent, online wine trade publication.

 

Winemaking 101

With Wil Franklin

Instructor Wil Franklin

Explore three key themes: understanding the basic craft of winemaking at the scale of home winemaker and small commercial producers; mastering the art of producing wines of balance and complexity, and gaining hands on experience in a commercial winery. This is an intensive one-day course spent at a local winery learning in a hands-on environment. Lunch and a local wine tasting will be provided.

This course may be applied toward the optional Wine Certificate, which may be earned with the completion of all the courses listed here.

date Sat., May 5
REGISTRATION AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER.

Wil Franklin received his B.S. and M.A. at HSU in botany and mycology. He taught botany and biology at Bryn Mawr College in Penn., while also working in wine imports and retailing. Wil is the winemaker and vineyard manager for Trinity River Vineyards and Stargazer Barn in Humboldt County.

Viticulture 101

With Wil Franklin

Explore growing wine grapes in Humboldt County's unique and diverse "terroir." Topics include selecting grape variety, growing seasons, soil preparation, pest and mold management, along with a field trip to a vineyard for hands-on practice. Lunch and a local wine tasting highlighting local terroir will be provided.

This course may be applied toward the optional Wine Certificate, which may be earned with the completion of all the courses listed here.

date Sat., May 19
REGISTRATION AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER.

Wil Franklin received his B.S. and M.A. at HSU in botany and mycology. He taught botany and biology at Bryn Mawr College in Penn., while also working in wine imports and retailing. Wil is the winemaker and vineyard manager for Trinity River Vineyards and Stargazer Barn in Humboldt County.


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