Wine Appreciation

A fun and informative introduction to the world of wine

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1 class per week, for 1 week

Single Class Course

50 minutes

Class Duration

2-10 students

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Many people would like to know more about wine. But the subject is daunting. This course is for people who know little but would like to know lots. It teaches people how to appreciate wine from a range of perspectives: taste/culture/history/fun / joie de vivre.

Nice to win an award! I was one of three writers shortlisted for a prize by Hungarian Wines.
Wine writing: Dr Quinn currently contributes to a range of print and online wine magazines and websites. He published a weekly wine column online for almost a decade (archives can be found here). The print magazines include Meininger’s Wine Business International (Germany), Lieu Dit (UK), the drinks business (UK) and Sommelier India.

Examples of magazine articles can be found on this site as pdf files or links.

Dr Quinn is currently on the committee of the Circle of Wine Writers (CWW) and a board director of the International Federation of Wine Journalists (FIJEV). He administers Fijev’s YouTube channel. Dr Quinn has made videos (with only an iPhone) for Details are available here. Examples of his videos, all made with only an iPhone, can be found at his YouTube channel and his Vimeo Professional site.

Quinn’s wine column used to appear in five English-language daily newspapers in Asia: The Sunday edition of The Statesman, India’s oldest English-language national daily, China Post in Taiwan (digital-only since 2017), The Jakarta Globe in Indonesia (digital-only since 2017), China Daily (March 2010 until March 2012) and MyPaper in Singapore (2014-2018).

  • Are there any questions to prepare? Do bring any questions about wine. Happy to answer all of them.
  • Any further Information: (safety warnings) This is a wine tasting, so you gonna drink some alcohol. Make sure you don´t drink and drive or take any medication while using alcohol. Make yourself comfortable in a nice environment and enjoy the journey.

Stephen Quinn has written about wine since 2010 and has visited many of the world's wine regions. He is a committee member of the Circle of Wine Writers and a board director of Fijev, the French-based international federation of wine journalists. He makes videos about wine and runs the FijevWineChannel on YouTube. He has written for DecanterChina, Meininger's Wine Business magazine (Germany), Wine+ magazine (Hong Kong), the drinks business magazine (UK), and Sommelier India. His wine column appeared in five daily newspapers in Asia for a decade until 2019. More about him here

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Stephen Quinn

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About Me

The mobile phone is an amazing device for boosting human creativity. I love teaching people how to use their mobile to make broadcast-quality videos, along the way unleashing their creativity and having fun.

I have worked as a journalist and journalism teacher for almost five decades in nine countries. I make videos and teach people how to make videos with only a smartphone. I also write screenplays for feature movies and short films.

In addition, I would call myself a wine expert. I have written about wine since 2010 and have visited many of the world's wine regions. I´m a board director of Fijev, the French-based international federation of wine journalists, and do make videos about wine and I run the FijevWineChannel on YouTube. So lets say I´m pretty passionate about this topic and would love to introduce you, too.

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April 28th, 5:53pm
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