Tasting, Chemistry, and Flaws

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So how do you evaluate a glass of wine? Wine education begins with this fundamental question.  In this foundational class, you'll learn deductive blind tasting technique and wine analysis vocabulary that will aid your ability to communicate and understand wine descriptors and more easily understand wines of the world for years to come. Major emphasis will be placed on assessing a wine's structure (sugar, acid, tannin and body) and identifying the climate and grapes from these clues. Wine's chemical composition will also be studied along with common flaws and their origins.  As part of this workshop, you'll taste 6 wines related to the curriculum.

This workshop is the first part of our Certified Specialist of Wine program, but can be taken as a la carté.  If you would like to continue on with the program, your workshop fee will be applied to your program tuition and payment plans are available. 

This workshop is also offered through our Somm Essentials program.  Check for additional dates and times

LOCATIONS

San Francisco Wine School*
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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*See our latest Re-Opening Information for updates on In-Person and Online Classes.

ONLINE & WINE TASTING OPTIONS

All Webinar & Webcast participants will receive pdf handouts, wine lists, and a the link to attend the webinar with login details.  

If in-person classes have not yet resumed by the time class begins or if you are unable to attend class in person, full price registrants may pickup a wine tasting kit with class wines at the school by appointment or have it shipped to you for an additional fee.  You will be notified of pickup procedures prior to class.

Those who would like to attend workshops online and forgo the wine tastings can apply WEBONLY at checkout to any online workshops for 40% off.  SEE ALL WEBONLY WORKSHOPS


REQUIREMENTS
All attendees must be at least 21 years of age.

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