David Black

David Black Ph.D.


Room: 219E


Expertise: Wine

David Black CV

Dr. David Black has served as an instructor and lecturer at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida since 2009. Black has more than 30 years of experience in fine wine and spirits, including an intensive, five-year Master of Wine Program, studying viticulture, winery techniques, business, blind tasting and evaluation. He has also traveled extensively to major wine regions in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and California. In 2015, he visited Ireland and Scotland and toured some of the most iconic single malt Scotch distilleries concentrating especially on those on Isla: Laphroaig, Lagavulin & Ardbeg.


Ph.D. German Language/Literature & Culture Indiana University
M.S. German Language & Literature University of Tennessee
B.A. Mathematics University of Louisville

Courses Taught

HFT 4861C Beverage Management
HFT 4866C Exploring Wines of the World
HFT 3868 History and Culture of Wine