The IAU Global Wine Studies Program was founded in 2013 with a summer course, The Global Business of Wine: A French Immersion in Aix-en-Provence, France.  This six-week course is still offered each summer, but as the program’s demand grew rapidly, a Global Wine Certificate was created in 2014.

Our Global Wine Certificate at IAU focuses on the international business of wine to enlighten our students about the complex wine industry. In addition to wine tastings and visits to wineries and vineyards, our students have the opportunity to take a number of different classes on the production and business of wine.  Over 60 IAU students take wine courses each semester, and a student-lead team manages the social media for the program, which includes Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogs, and Snapchat platforms.

There are weekly tastings open to all IAU students.

Our program continues to grow each semester. In addition to semester courses, we offer a January J-Term  “Wine, Gastronomy and Sustainability in the Mediterranean”.  In 2019 the travelling seminar will include Provence, Bordeaux and Catalonia.

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