Module title: Wine Studies

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: TSM07104
Module leader: Gavin Urie
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Gavin Urie
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module is taught over weekly workshops/tutorials, covering the elements of wine production from the world’s major producing countries (LO1-5). The power point theory is supported by a tasting and student discussion of four typical wines from the region studied each week. Students keep a tasting diary on all the wines tasted which form part of the summative assessment (LO6).

Embedding of employment/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Students are required to research a wine topic and present it in essay format. Critical appraisal and reflection are also required in the essay. Oral communication and discussion is encouraged during the tasting sessions.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative assessment occurs weekly at the start of the lectures with multiple choice questions from the previous week’s material. Summative assessments occur in weeks 4,8, 11 and 13 with a worksheet, essay, food and wine harmony exercise and the completion of the student tasting diaries.

Research/Teaching/Linkage
Students are required to research a wine topic in depth for submission in essay format. Primary research is encouraged. Verbal participation is encouraged during tasting sessions. The lecturer retains industry links with the wine trade.

Supporting Equality and Diversity
All materials are available on Moodle to cater for the diverse student group. Additional help is provided in tutorials.

Internationalisation
Wine regions from throughout the world are studied on the module. Wine legislation and labels are examined from a UK, EU and International perspective.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Seminar 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 20 1,2 4 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 500
Essay 20 4 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 500
Essay 50 1,2,5 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1800
Reflective Log 10 6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Gavin Urie
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module is taught over weekly workshops/tutorials, covering the elements of wine production from the world’s major producing countries (LO1-5). The theory is supported by a tasting and student discussion of four typical wines from the region studied each week. Students keep a tasting diary on all the wines tasted which form part of the summative assessment (LO6).

Embedding of employment/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Students are required to research a wine topic and present it in essay format. Critical appraisal and reflection are also required in the essay. Oral communication and discussion is encouraged during the tasting sessions.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative assessment occurs weekly at the start of the lectures with multiple choice questions from the previous week’s material. Summative assessments occur in weeks 4,8, 11 and 13 with a worksheet, essay, food and wine harmony exercise and the completion of the student tasting diaries.

Research/Teaching/Linkage
Students are required to research a wine topic in depth for submission in essay format. Primary research is encouraged. Verbal participation is encouraged during tasting sessions. The lecturer retains industry links with the Wine trade.

Supporting Equality and Diversity
All materials are available on Moodle to cater for the diverse student group. Additional help is provided in tutorials.

Internationalisation
Wine regions from throughout the world are studied on the module. Wine legislation and labels are examined from a UK, EU and International perspective.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 20 1,2 4 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 500
Class Test 20 4 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 500
Essay 50 1,2,5 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1800
Learning Log 10 6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Introduction to viticulture and vinification methods. Classification and types of wines produced from the world's wine regions. Interpretation of labels and matching specific wines for differing occasions. Sensory evaluation of wine types.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: understand how wine is made.
LO2: identify and evaluate the differing characteristics of light and liqueur wines.
LO3: understand and interpret wine labels and terminology.
LO4: develop an understanding of the harmony of food and wine.
LO5: understand and interpret EC and UK wine legislation.
LO6: analyse the elements of wines through sensory evaluation

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - WINE ANS SPIRIT EDUCATION TRUST (2014) LOOKING BEHIND THE LABEL: WINE AND SPIRIT EDUCATION TRUST, 2nd ed.
Core - WINE AND SPIRIT EDUCATION TRUST (2012) WINES AND SPITITS: UNDERSTANDING STYLE AND QUALITY: WINE AND SPIRIT EDUCATION TRUST, 1st ed.
Recommended - JULYAN BRIAN (2008) SALES AND SERVICE FOR THE WINE PROFESSIONAL: SOUTH-WESTERNCENGAGE LEARNING, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9781844807895
Recommended - JOHNSON HUGH WORLD ATLAS OF WINE: MITCHELL BEAZELAY Vol. 7, 2103rd ed.
Recommended - TUOR CONRAD (2012) WINE AND FOOD HANDBOOK: BOOOKPOINT LTD, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780340848524
Recommended - FISHER JOHN (2006) WINE AND FOOD: DOVER, 1st ed.
Recommended - HENDERSON,J AND REX ,D. (2012) ABOUT WINE INTERNATIONAL EDITION: DELMAR, 1st ed.
Recommended - WINE - WWW.WINEANORAK.COM
Recommended - WINES - WWW.WORLDWINES.COM
Recommended - WINES AND FOOD - WWW.SAINSBURY.COM
Recommended - WINE - WWW.NATALIEMACLEAN.COM
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