University of Athens Elearning

  • Application Deadline
  • 28 days
  • English


In Greek mythology, we find the Olympian Gods that rule Cosmos. One out of twelve is Dionysus who is identified as the God of revelry and wine, also known as Bacchus. Furthermore, Greeks had many philosophical quotes regarding wine. Plato believed that “wine fills the heart with courage” and Euripides that “where there is no wine there is no love”.

In this online course you will learn about the cultural history of wine and how it was firstly produced. You will also have the chance to learn the secrets and techniques you need to use in order to make your own wine. Further on, the course extends to the nutritional value of wine, how it can be combined and mixed with food and how beneficial it can be for your health. This course applies perfectly for anyone who would love to learn all the historical details and myths related to that divine product.

Lastly, the course focuses on the purposes of wine production, either as a source of inspiration or as financial assistance. The inspirational part is somehow combined with culture and religion, as it is depicted on works of art like paintings, sculptures and ceramics. All of the above will be analyzed further and in detail in this online course part of the Arts and Culture category. After successfully completing the lessons, the participant will receive a training certificate.

has been greatly valued since antiquity and has played a major role in Christian religion and worship. Today, it is evaluated by experienced tasters. It can considerably enhance our meal and protect our health. And even if something goes wrong during winemaking, it can be fixed very easily.

This Wine at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens programme aims to familiarize the student with: - The history of wine - Importance of vine and wine for the Christian religion - The wine characteristics assessed when testing - The main categories of Greek wines - How harmoniously combine wine with food - What is the effect of wine on health - How to make, how to drink and how the wine is aged

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 28 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information

Programme Structure

Module 1: A Cultural History Of Wine
  • Lesson 1 History 
  • Lesson 2 Wine and Greek culture 
Module 2: How I Can Make My Own Wine And Big Secrets In Order To Enjoy It

  • Lesson 1 Let's get to know each other better 
  • Lesson 2  Production, ageing and... drinking

For full information of the programme outline please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Participant Profile

The course is addressing anyone interests in wine, its history and its cultural dimension. Lectures on different varieties of wine as well as on its production and tasting  are also adrressed to anyone with familiar interests.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    120 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 120 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    120 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 120 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
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