Everyone has to start somewhere! This class is designed to unravel the details of what gives a wine its flavor. It’s an info-packed lecture discussing important factors of how wines are made in the vineyards and in the wineries. You will gain knowledge of the basics of terroir, wine-making and varietals. The tasting will include an array of wine types, styles and regions to correlate with the topic.
The style of these wine courses is designed for the beginner looking to think like a professional, or an enthusiast looking to gain more knowledge and wine tasting experience. No one is born with the ability to decipher particular aromas and flavors in wine – it can only come with lots of practice, and students of these wine courses will gain great training in palate development. We discuss topics beyond the typical “abc’s,” often focusing on how to describe and understand unfamiliar wines and regions.
Students of the wine class will gain experience in wine terminology, wine tasting and evaluation, wine-making techniques and styles, regions of the world, effects of climate and weather on vineyards, and over-all , interesting facts and knowledge about the wines of the world.
Typical Wine Class Schedule – 1 ½ - 2 hours in length.
2:30pm – Class starts promptly. Begin lecture, usually 30-45 minutes in length
3:15pm – wine tasting of 7-10 wines, corresponding to subject of class
4:30pm (approximately) – dismiss