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Sensory Development & Wine Styles (now Fall 2021)

  • Tue, September 21, 2021
  • Wed, November 24, 2021
  • 10 sessions
  • Tue, September 21, 2021, 5:30 PM (ADT) Wed, September 22, 2021, 8:30 PM (ADT)
  • Tue, September 28, 2021, 5:30 PM (ADT) Wed, September 29, 2021, 8:30 PM (ADT)
  • Tue, October 05, 2021, 5:30 PM (ADT) Wed, October 06, 2021, 8:30 PM (ADT)
  • Tue, October 12, 2021, 5:30 PM (ADT) Wed, October 13, 2021, 8:30 PM (ADT)
  • Tue, October 19, 2021, 5:30 PM (ADT) Wed, October 20, 2021, 8:30 PM (ADT)
  • Tue, October 26, 2021, 5:30 PM (ADT) Wed, October 27, 2021, 8:30 PM (ADT)
  • Tue, November 02, 2021, 5:30 PM (ADT) Wed, November 03, 2021, 8:30 PM (ADT)
  • Tue, November 09, 2021, 5:30 PM (AST) Wed, November 10, 2021, 8:30 PM (AST)
  • Tue, November 16, 2021, 5:30 PM (AST) Wed, November 17, 2021, 8:30 PM (AST)
  • Tue, November 23, 2021, 5:30 PM (AST) Wed, November 24, 2021, 8:30 PM (AST)
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The ability to assess the value and character of a wine is essential to a successful Sommelier. In this module, each successful participant will; develop your palate, your ability to discern quality and value and your ability to evaluate wines by: colour, weight, alcohol, taste, flavour, texture, complexity and finish. Learn to recognize poor quality, wine faults and spoilage; learn what causes the taint and explore possible corrective actions. Learn to recognize wines by style and taste profile in order to judge varietal typicity. Finally, become familiar with various strategies for pairing wine and food and get exposure to wine service skills.

Syllabus of Course Content:

  • Class #1: A brief history of wine; Where grapes grow; Introduction to making wine
  • Class #2: Introduction to sensory evaluation
  • Class #3: Oak types/treatments; Wine faults
  • Class #4: Light to medium-bodied dry whites
  • Class #5: Medium to full-bodied aromatic whites; Full-bodied, dry whites
  • Class #6: Sparkling wines; Sweet and Fortified wines
  • Class #7: Light to medium-bodied red wines; Light to medium red wines mellow and perfumed
  • Class #8: Medium to full bodied reds
  • Class #9: Brief primer on wine service, food & wine pairing, wine list types/styles
  • Class #10: Final written/tasting exams

Course Evaluation:

  • 30% - Midterm (Written: 20%; Blind tasting: 10%)
  • 50% - Final exam (Written: 30%; Blind tasting: 20%)
  • 10% - Presentation
  • 10% - Research paper (due day of presentation)
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