OWU2 - Open Wine University 2 (FUN)

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OWU2 - Open Wine University 2 (FUN)
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This MOOC is open to all, with no prerequisites. It is not necessary to have completed OWU1, to take OWU2.
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OWU2 - Open Wine University 2 (FUN)
Open Wine University is the viticulture and wine university open to all. Created in 2015 by the University of Burgundy, the MOOC OWU1 was a pioneer in the field of viticulture and wine. Today, this MOOC returns with the version OWU2, including new content and activities, all fully available in four languages: French, English, Spanish and Chinese. During this five-week course, participants will discover the many facets of wine.

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After a few reminders on basic concepts, we will be asking whether wine is threatened by climate change, diseases or pests, and then we will explore the make-up of soils and how wine is made. Next, we will look at how ‘terroir’ develops and is promoted. Before the wine is ready to be served, we'll need to look at bottling and aging. We will be looking at wine economy and history. Finally, we will discover that wine communication is a world in its own right.




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Week 1: Introduction

Between soil and climate

Wine micro-organisms

First steps in wine-tasting

+ winemaking of white and red wines


Week 2: Is wine in danger?

Climate and viticulture

Major grapevine diseases and pests

The global wine economy after the phyllioxera crisis


Week 3: Crafting wine

Geology and soils of Burgundian terroirs

Wine and microbial diversity

Wine markets


Week 4: Harnessing your terroir

Creating terroir in the context of viticulture

Special winemaking techniques, example of winemaking of "vins jaunes/yellow wines" from Jura

Wine flaws


Week 5: Final steps in getting the wine ready to be enjoyed

Wine bottling

Wine ageing

Wine: an approach for communication



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Free Course
This MOOC is open to all, with no prerequisites. It is not necessary to have completed OWU1, to take OWU2.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.