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by Curtis Phillips | June 10, 2014 | 12:35 PM

There is still time to register for summer winemaking courses at UC Davis.

The featured courses this summer are:

Advanced Wine Tasting
This rigorous day of tasting duplicates many of the consistency and identification tests required for qualification as a wine competition judge. It challenges experienced tasters and, following each flight that is blind tasted, provides immediate feedback on their sensitivity to a range of odors and flavors in wine, whether attributes or defects.

Introduction to Wine and Winemaking
Whether you're interested in a career in the wine industry or are just a devoted oenophile, you can take this unique course from anywhere in the world. Access top-quality, college-level course material in an interactive, web-based environment and gain exposure to an internationally recognized program and instructors, including industry experts and UC Davis faculty.

Rootstock Workshop: Identification and Use
Learn about the history, use and identification of the 20 most important rootstocks in California in this workshop designed for the grape grower, winemaker, viticulturist and nursery employee.

Winegrapes: Identification and Use
Receive an introduction to about 40 white and red winegrape varieties in this workshop designed for the grape grower, winemaker, viticulturist and nursery employee. White wine varieties are discussed on day one, and the reds on day two.

OIV Wine Marketing Program - 2 Week Program
Learn how industry experts successfully create a brand and market wine in the United States. You may take the entire two-week program, or you may attend by the week or by the day.

Of course as an alumnus of UCD , and of all but one of these courses, I'm hardly an unbiased source.

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