Rioja Wine Diploma

Make people passionate about Rioja

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Welcome to this 100% online, open and free course. This concise and intensive course covers what a future Rioja wines expert needs to know: their territory, grape varietals, the human element, the styles of wine that are created, the classifications of Rioja wines, regulations on viticulture and aspects to do with production, gastronomy and history. Course participants will learn about the flavour and characteristics of the wines and how some of them are developed over time. We will be talking about modern styles and more traditional approaches, as well as the recent trend to official recognition of the territory.

We will suggest various wines that illustrate the course contents and will bring you even closer to our unique interpretation of viticulture and oenology.

When you complete the course, you have a sound knowledge of Rioja and you will understand its position among the world's great wines.

Estimated duration: 15 hrs.

Assessment: At the end of each module there will be a set of review questions relating to the content. To progress to the next modules, you will need to answer 100% of the questions correctly and you will have a limited number of attempts.

At the end of the course you will take the final exam. This will consist of 30 questions, which you will have to answer within a time limit of 30 minutes. To be awarded the Rioja Wine Diploma, you must answer at least 75% of the questions correctly with a maximum of 2 attempts.

 

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  • This module explores the Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja. You will learn how a unique geography explains much of Rioja's name and world-wide reputation.

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  • This lesson introduces us into the land of Tempranillo and other varieties from Rioja, production and special characteristics. We also talk about phylloxera, which marks a before and after in the history of wine growing in Rioja.

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  • This lesson details the process in the winery which ensures that the wines of Rioja attain their maximum potentiality. Basically this lesson concentrates on the art of ageing wines and the categories that make the different wines of Rioja unique.

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  • Rioja is quality from the vineyard to the glass that you finally enjoy. This module explains how the first need arose to assure the origin of our wines and its history  up to today’s quality control, which backs Rioja's reputation in the domestic and international markets

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  • This module delves into the marketing of Rioja wines, an area in which the Wine Region is the undisputed leader among Spanish wines.

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  • Rioja wines are covered by the oldest Designation of Origin in Spain. This lesson explains the historical evolution of its production structure, its viticulture and its wineries, as well as its Control Board, all of which have turned Rioja into a world reference. 

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  • Rioja is a wine born in a land whose people have made their culinary culture a sign of identity. This module presents those facets that make D.O.Ca. Rioja a unique place in the world.

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  • We defend a simple tasting communication, which uses a universal language that allows us to reach the whole world and thus communicate effectively.

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  • Show everything you have learned by taking this 30-question exam. You will have 2 opportunities to answer 75% of the questions correctly. You have 30 minutes to answer them.

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