Michael Barrett

Michael Barrett

Dr. Barrett

Michael Barrett

Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences

409 Plant Science Building

Last Revised: Nov 15th, 2022

Professional Biography

Dr. Barrett is a weed scientist by training but his true love is wine appreciation. He is trained to teach the history and concept process of wine appreciation. He teaches wine appreciation in the fall and spring.


B.S. Plant and Soil Sciences , University of Massachusetts
M.S. Plant Science , University of Connecticut
Ph.D. Botany, University of California, Davis

Course Instruction

PLS 389: Wine Appreciation (3)
Course Description: Wine has been produced and enjoyed for thousands of years. It can play an important role in culture, business and social events. While appreciation of wine can be as simple as whether you like a wine, knowledge of the history of wine, aspects of wine aromas and tastes, wine grapes, and winemaking processes opens up a world of deeper enjoyment for experiencing wine. This course will introduce students to these topics plus the major wine producing areas of the world and their wines. The overall goal of the course is to serve as a first step in a life-long journey of learning about and appreciating wines. Prereq: Students must be 21 years of age to enroll.

Contact Information

309 Plant Science Building Lexington, KY 40546

+1 (859) 257-8654