Wine & Vineyards

with Libby Zietsman-Brodie

1 hour
14 videos

Travel the world through a glass of wine—learn its history, wine regions, and how to plan a vineyard trip.

About This Course

From the high altitude mountains of Argentina to the baking old vines of South Africa’s Swartland—there is no better way to get a taste of the place you’re visiting than taking a trip to a vineyard. But what wine region to choose? And how do you properly slurp and swirl and spit wine at tastings? What do tannins and terroir mean, anyway? Independent wine consultant, Libby Zietsman-Brodie, helps eliminate any feelings of exclusivity or intimidation surrounding wine knowledge so that anyone (not just sommeliers) can keep up at any vineyard experience around the world. We’ll teach you what etiquette and geographical factors to consider when planning your own trip to a vineyard. Plus, you’ll learn how to identify flavors, how wine is made, and even the first ancient traces of the drink, so that by the end of this course you’ll know how to talk about and taste wine like a pro.

What You'll Learn

  •  How to have a more informed vineyard experience

  •  The story of wine, its role in customs, and its evolution over time

  •  Which regions to visit, based on your wine preferences

  •  How wine is made and what affects its taste

  •  How to plan a tasting experience

  •  How to identify flavors in wine, using the techniques and terminology

  •  Tips and etiquette for handling wine like a pro

Watch Some Samples

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Course Breakdown

Chapter 1



How to Use This Course

Wine Regions

Chapter 2

Wine Explained

The History of Wine

How Wine is Made

What to Know About Vines

Chapter 3

The Vineyard Experience

What to Expect From the Vineyard Experience

Planning the Visit


Dress Code For the Trip

Chapter 4

Wine Tasting

What's In a Glass and How to Hold It

The Four S's of Tasting

General Etiquette and Helpful Knowledge

Chapter 5



Meet Your Instructor

Libby Zietsman-Brodie

Libby Zietsman-Brodie

Libby Zietsman-Brodie is an independent wine consultant who trained with the WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust), passing every exam with distinction. She launched the company Bacchus & Brodie, which works with private clients, restaurants, events companies, winemakers, importers, and distributors to source and curate the perfect wine. Libby hosts tastings, conducts interviews, presents and does social media takeovers – all with her own warm, irreverent, and inclusive style. She is also the weekly wine columnist for London’s City A.M. and the co-creator and presenter of IGTV @boozybeastTV and youtube channel “Boozy & The Beast”, which seeks to demystify the grape by stepping away from wine-snobbery and sharing fun, friendly advice to help everyone drink better.

Libby Zietsman-Brodie

Wine & Vineyards

with Libby Zietsman-Brodie