Course curriculum

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    Intermediate Level 2

    • Desired Learning Outcomes of Intermediate Level 2

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    Chapter #1: History and Lore

    • California Wine History

    • Profiles of Five Important Figures In California Wine History

    • Chapter #1: Quiz

  • Mendocino Ridge, Mendocino WineGrowers

    Chapter #2: Geography and Climate

    • Important Mountain Ranges

    • Important Rivers In Major California Regions

    • Concept of Macro versus Micro Climate

    • Chapter #2: Quiz

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    Chapter #3: Soils

    • California Vineyard Soils: Limestone and Granite Soils

    • California Vineyard Soils: Alluvial and Volcanic Soils

    • Chapter #3: Quiz

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    Chapter #4: Grapes

    • Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc Wine Growing Areas

    • Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir Wine Growing Areas

    • Zinfandel, Merlot, and Syrah Wine Growing Areas

    • Chapter #4: Quiz

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    Chapter #5: Viticulture and Vinification

    • The Life Cycle of a Vine

    • Winemaking Basics

    • Chapter #5: Quiz

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    Chapter #6: Aging and Maturation

    • Cooperage Variations

    • How Wine Style Is Affected By Choice Of Oak

    • Chapter #6: Quiz

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    Chapter #7: Wine Law

    • Language of The Label

    • Chapter #7: Quiz

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    Chapter #8: Official Classifications

    • Lodi And The Delta, Livermore Valley and Mendocino County

    • Santa Cruz Mountains, Monterey County and San Luis Obispo

    • Chapter #8: Quiz

  • Freemark Abbey Credit: JFW

    Chapter #9: Important Historical Wineries

    • Calera, Jackson Family Estates, Mount Eden Vineyards, Sanford, and Wente

    • Chapter 9: Quiz

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    Chapter #10: Vintage

    • Vintage Variation

    • Chapter #10: Quiz

  • Chapter #11: Business of Wine

    • Wine Business in the United States

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    Final Exam

    • Final Exam