ES 431

History, Science and Culture of Wine

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Documents the evolution of human civilization through the lens of wine, chronicles the transition from mysticism to industrial global commoditization. Workshops examine terroir, varietal, age, price, quality and value of viticulture and oenological traditions from around the world, and what "sustainability" means in this context.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of ES 431, ES 481 (if taken in the same topic).
  • Mandatory workshop fee is required, due the first week of class.


  • ES 200; and
  • minimum third-year standing; or
  • permission of the school.

Undergraduate course in Environmental Studies offered by the School of Environmental Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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