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The Vocabulary and Mechanics of Wine Appreciation

  • Do you struggle with describing the wines you taste?

  • Do you wonder where wine critics get their descriptions?

  • Do you need guidance on how to smell and taste wine?

Course Description | View Course Outline | Schedule | Register

This primer course has been designed to give students a closer examination of the vocabulary and mechanics of the critical wine tasting process. Through the use of an important tool, the Wine Aroma Wheel created by A.C. Noble, PhD at the University of California at Davis, we will closely examine wine aromas and tastes and their corresponding descriptions.

Students will have the opportunity to taste and compare classic red and white grape varieties from a number of old and new world wine regions, focused closely on aromatic and taste components.

Classes are limited to 10; six wine glasses will be provided for use during each class.

The course consists of three (3), 2-hour sessions, one day a week. A student can take the one day primer, two day advanced, or three day immersion depending on interest. A student can take the one day primer, two day advanced, or three day immersion depending on interest.

The cost of the course is as follows

One Day Primer - $65 per Session

 

Two Day Advanced - $115 per Session

 

Three Day Immersion - $150 per Session

Please note that the course will be conducted at a location in the Wrentham-Franklin-Norfolk area of Massachusetts.

Please indicate your interest by registering below. You will be contacted directly with further course information.

Course Outline

Students will taste six wines during each class. Sanctioned INAO crystal glassware is provided.

  • Primer – Basic introduction to the mechanics and methodology of wine tasting, including the Wine Aroma Wheel
  • Advanced – Work from the Primer class, as well as an in-depth review of classic red and white varietal wines
  • Immersion – Work from both the Primer and Advanced classes, as well as a review of more exotic varietal wines

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Upcoming Schedule

The next class will be conducted over three (3) week blocks on Saturday afternoons from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

First Session 2006

Primer

2/4/2006

Advanced

2/4/2006, 2/11/2006

Immersion

2/4/2006, 2/11/2006, 2/18/2006

Second Session 2006

Primer

4/8/2006

Advanced

4/8/2006, 4/15/2006

Immersion

4/8/2006, 4/15/2006, 4/22/2006

Third Session 2006

Coming Soon

 

Fourth Session 2006

Coming Soon

 

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