The University of Kentucky is going to offer four courses about wine this fall, and that loud cheer you heard was all 20,000 students collectively whooping.
You might think of Kentucky as bourbon country (I do, and love them for it). But Kentucky was home to the US’s first commercial vineyard in 1798, and now actually makes about 150,000 cases of wine a year. That contributes a little to the state’s revenue and is growing, but there aren’t any classes that prep people for the industry so Kentucky’s offering a few. One’s a wine appreciation class where they’ll learn about different aspects of wine and taste it too. But another is about Viticulture and the science of wine and beer to get students on track for jobs in the industry. That one doesn’t have a tasting aspect involved, and no one has signed up for it (juuuuuust kidding).
Apparently, the professor who’s going to teach the wine appreciation class has been “overwhelmed with the interest that students have expressed.” DUHHHHHHHHH!!!!!