Inside Linfield - January Term

Study Abroad Information for Current Linfield Students

January Term Abroad

WINE-298  Volcanic Vineyards: Ancient Grapes and Modern Wines in Sicily & Campania, Italy

The wines of Campania and Sicily were renown in the ancient world for their quality, and recent efforts have brought back the ancient varieties that were nearly extinct. We will explore the role of volcanic soils, grape varietal, and high elevation in the production of fine wine, and as these regions’ point of difference in today’s crowded wine market. We will also examine the role of wine and viticulture in Southern Italian culture from ancient times to present, exploring the archeological record of viticultural activity in sites such as Pompei and Syracuse. Italians never serve wine without food, so we will also explore the development of local specialties and geographical indications for food.

Prerequisite: Fall semester prior to JT '22 departure, students will be required to enroll and participate in the IDST 098 Orientation to International Study (1 credit). Participants must be at least 18 years of age at time of course departure.

Faculty: Professors Toni Ketrenos & Greg Jones

Fees: $5000 (this course pending approval)

Estimated Airfare: $2000 *(Applicable to students who do not qualify for the airfare subsidy provided by the University.)

Credits: 4
LC: pending: GP or VP