Are you constrained by your knowledge in wine tasting? Then, this introductory class is for you! Whether you are visiting wineries in wine country with your friends this weekend or want to impress your boss at your next business dinner, this class will provide you with the basics.
I will teach you how to be knowledge in wine tasting.
You will learn how to:
- Determine the wine’s color;
- Pick out the aromas and how they correlate to the grapes and winemaking influences;
- Assess the flavors, alcohol, acid and tannins in the wine; and
- Make an educated decision about the overall quality and aging capability.
In this class, we will taste together and I will demonstrate the proper way to assess the wines. This will make your overall experience in wine tasting more fun because you will be better informed. You will be a star with your friends when you show them what you learned. And your boss will be impressed at your ability to discern wine qualities at your next business dinner with your important client.
I was lucky to have the opportunity to take the WSET® Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Wines program at the Napa Valley Wine Academy. This is an intensive certification course where you learn about every major wine region in the world. You must study for approximately 50 hours before arriving at the class, which lasts 8 hours per day for 5 days. You need to study before and after class each day as well. You not only learn about the natural aspects of the wine regions, such as climate and soil, but also about winemaking techniques that enhance the finished product. You taste approximately 16 wines per day and blind tastings start on the first day.
Now, we are not going to get so intensive in our class! We are going to have a lot of fun and learn the basics. But if this peaks your interest, you can learn about wine for the rest of your life. There is so much history, science and art in the world of winemaking that you can never get bored!
This class is one and a half hours.
In Person (Napa/Sonoma Counties) – $75/person; minimum of 2 persons; wine included
Virtual – $60/person; Skype or video conferencing capability needed; CG will supply links to purchase wines for the class. and requires a connection to meet virtually. We will taste a minimum of two whites and two red wines and I will also demonstrate the techniques to you first. We’ll have lots of fun and you’ll love showing off your new skills!
Wine is fun! Wine tasting should not be intimidating, so take my class and learn the basics. Register below to contact me about a class for you and/or your friends. Let me know what date and time you are interested in and how many people in your group.