Discovering the World of Wine

Innovative Online Course on the Wines of the World
Presented by 
Fairleigh Dickinson University and The New York Times Knowledge Network 

Teaneck, NJ - Fairleigh Dickinson University's International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in collaboration with The New York Times Knowledge Network is launching a new online wine course. 

Designed to deliver real benefits to both novice and experienced wine lovers, Discovering the World of Wine consists of 26 self-paced classes each focused on a specific wine topic.  The course will be available starting January 30, 2012.  Registration and additional information can be found at

$149 plus optional purchase of wine.

Corporate group discounts are available. Inquire online via the Questions and Comments form.

Discovering the World of Wine is ideal for:

Wine Lovers

       Build the foundation for a lifetime of wine appreciation including: techniques for evaluating wine, the most important grapes and the wines they produce, the worlds most significant wine-making regions, and easy ways to pair wine with food.

Food Service Professionals

       Restaurant Sommeliers, wine buyers and wait staff

       Executive Chefs, Sous Chefs, Banquet Chefs, Chefs and Cooks

       Wine Importers and Distributors and their Sales Representatives

       Convention Managers, Catering Directors, Meeting and Banquet Planners

       Retail Wine and Liquor Store Owners and Staff

Benefits of the course

       Develop wine knowledge and increase personal or staff credibility

       Impress clients and customers and increase wine sales

       Learn wine the way people drink it -- by the grape, not by geographic area

       Discover easy approaches to wine and food pairing

The self-paced classes present the most important, need-to-know information about wine. Discovering the World of Wine was created, written and produced by Ron Kapon, wine writer and FDUs wine course professor for 16 years and Patricia Savoie, wine writer and educator.

The course includes a dozen in-depth tasting videos by Philippe Newlin, former Tastings Director of Wine & Spirits Magazine and the Wine Course instructor at both Columbia Business School and the Yale School of Management


For Immediate Release

FDU Office of Public Relations

   (Metropolitan Campus Office)
Dickinson Hall, Room 3365, H-DH3-1, Teaneck, NJ 07666

Dina Schipper,
Director of Public Relations
Fax: 201-692-7019

Kenna Caprio,
Communications Writer
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Helen Grill,
Senior General Clerk
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FDU Office of Public Relations

   (College at Florham Office)
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Scott Giglio,
Assistant Director of Public Relations
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Daniel Landau,
Public Relations Assistant
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