NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wine lovers – both connoisseurs and novices – can now enrich their knowledge and enjoyment of wine through The Everyday Guide to Wine, a new DVD-based course taught by acclaimed Master of Wine Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan. This comprehensive and engaging wine education course was launched today by The Great Courses, the leader in consumer-driven, lifelong learning programs.
Dynamic and interactive, The Everyday Guide to Wine is an authoritative wine “seminar” that brings the expertise of one of the world’s pre-eminent wine authorities directly to consumers – all in the comfort and convenience of their own homes. Through 24 engaging half-hour DVD lectures, consumers will learn about the great wine regions of the world, how to savor a wide variety of wines, the terminology used by wine experts, and valuable tips for selecting, tasting and storing wine. The course is delivered by Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, a designated Master of Wine (MW) and one of only four women in the U.S. ever to achieve this prestigious title – the most rigorous and difficult to obtain in the wine industry.
“The Everyday Guide to Wine is a rich educational experience for the mind, as well as the palate,” said Brandon Hidalgo, CEO of The Teaching Company, which produces The Great Courses. “We listened closely to consumers and designed the course to their exact preferences – with the dedication to quality, educational depth and compelling content that distinguishes The Great Courses. And we have partnered with Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, whose unique expertise has enabled us to create a wine education experience never before available to the public.”
“It was important to me to create a course both for connoisseurs wishing to deepen their appreciation of wine, and novices who want to take the mystery out of enjoying a great bottle,” said Ms. Simonetti-Bryan. “The Everyday Guide to Wine gives both novices and budding sommeliers an opportunity to learn about 130 different wines, every major grape variety and region, and my own trade secrets for identifying tasting notes and making food pairings – while learning at their own pace. The Great Courses is known for its rich content, superior quality and academic integrity. I am proud to be part of their respected faculty.”
To learn more about The Everyday Guide to Wine or to purchase the course, visit www.everydaywineguide.com.
About Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan
Master of Wine Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan is the definitive authority on wine in the U.S. and one of the world’s most popular wine educators. She is the fourth woman in the U.S. to obtain the title of Master of Wine—the most rigorous and difficult title to obtain in the wine industry. Among the few individuals to have achieved the highest credentials from both The Society of Wine Educators and Wine & Spirits Education Trust, Ms. Simonetti-Bryan has trained thousands in the wine and spirits trade. A judge for international wine and spirits competitions, she was honored with the international Wiesbaden Tasting Trophy by The Institute of Masters of Wine in 2008.
About The Great Courses
Designed to meet the powerful consumer demand for lifelong learning, The Great Courses is an intellectually engaging series of video and audio courses led by the world’s top professors and experts in diverse fields such as philosophy, history, literature, science and the arts. Published by The Teaching Company, a rapidly growing media company with a 20%+ CAGR in revenues since 2006, The Great Courses pioneered the concept of producing comprehensive, noncredit, university-level courses for the enjoyment of lifelong learners. The Great Courses’ catalog features more than 300 Great Courses and has sold more than 8 million copies to customers around the world. For more information on The Great Courses, please visit www.teach12.com.