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Intermediate Blind Tasting



THE ULTIMATE IN SENSORY TRAINING:  An intensive program to prepare for mid-level blind tasting exams and bring your tasting skills to the next level.

Developed by Master Sommelier David Glancy and taught by our Industry Leading Instructors, this program is designed to enhance your blind wine analysis techniques like never before! Serious enthusiasts and professional wine students will sharpen their ability to assess structure and identify aromas. In addition, students will taste classic wines from around the world to hone varietal and regional identification skills. Tastings will focus on structure, varietal markers and regional markers.

2019 SESSION DATES & TIMES

Session 1 
January 14 - 16
10am - 4:00pm Monday - Wednesday
Session 2 May 18 - May 19 9am - 5:30pm Saturday - Sunday
Session 3 September 3 - October 8
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Tuesdays

 

SYLLABUS OVERVIEW

  • Component Tasting: Structure

    Learn to accurately assess acid, tannin, sugar and alcohol as our Industry Leading Instructors lead you through a tasting of 16 carefully manipulated wines to help you clearly delineate the different levels of each. This workshop is fun for novice-intermediate tasters and an important tune up for advanced tasters.

  • Component Tasting: Aroma

    Learn to tune up your senses as you identify specific smells and tastes of various fruit, spice, herb and other elements as you blindly identify them in 12 carefully controlled sample wines. This is a far more effective approach than commercially available wine aroma kits made with essential oils that are not consumable or in a wine solution. This workshop is fun for novice-intermediate tasters and an important tune up for advanced tasters.

  • Faults & Imbalances

    In this workshop, our Industry Leading Instructors help students learn and practice flaw identification using the Society of Wine Educators’ Faults and Imbalances Exam with the same samples and ratios presented for the Certified Wine Educator level. Students will also learn exam preparation and test-taking strategies to help students work smarter not harder.

  • Varietal Profiling: Whites

    Our Industry Leading Instructors will coach students to develop their own varietal markers for the most important international white grape varieties. Profile the similarities and differences in the varietals. Global wine regions are also considered as students learn to decipher the differences between regional and varietal influences.

  • Varietal Profiling: Reds

    Our Industry Leading Instructors will coach students to develop their own varietal markers for the most important international red grape varieties. Profile the similarities and differences in the varietals. Global wine regions are also considered as students learn to decipher the differences between regional and varietal influences.

  • Conclusions: Tasting & Testing Techniques

    In this workshop, our Industry Leading Instructors guide students to work the deductive tasting grid against the clock. Students will continue to practice their improved blind tasting skills and develop discipline to analyze every wine in the same manner every time.  Students will also learn exam preparation and test-taking strategies to help students work smarter not harder.

TUITION

$695pp
Installment plans available.  Discounts apply for groups of 5 or more.

LOCATION

San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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REQUIREMENTS

All attendees must be 21+ years

Intermediate wine theory and blind tasting experience are recommended for this program. We encourage beginning wine students to take Somm Essentials or a blind tasting workshop prior to enrolling in this Program.

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