Intermediate Blind Wine Tasting
DEVELOP YOUR SENSES: An in-depth program to prepare for mid-level blind tasting exams and bring your tasting skills to the next level.
Developed by Master Sommelier David Glancy, this 6-workshop series is designed to enhance your foundational blind wine analysis techniques like never before! Serious enthusiasts and professional wine students will sharpen their ability to assess the structure and identify aromas and taste classic wines from around the world to hone varietal and regional identification skills. Tastings of manipulated samples and wines of the world will focus on structure, varietal, and regional markers. As a group, you will come up with varietal profiles to aid in future tastings. Blind tasting drills will emphasize wine analysis technique, deductive reasoning and conclusions. This program combines elements of Court of MS technique, WSET & CWE. Take the full program or just the workshops you need. Check out the syllabus below.
Sessions & Schedule
$895pp* Registration Fee Includes
- 16 hours of live instruction with San Francisco Wine School's Industry Leading Instructors
- Tasting of 50 wines carefully curated by Master Sommelier David Glancy
- Tasting kit creation for online participants (free delivery is available across the US LEARN MORE)
*Installment plans available. Group rates available for parties of 5 or more. Contact email@example.com for more information
Each class within the full program can be taken as a single workshop. Click the links for date, time, & registration information!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hybrid - Room/Zoom
We've recently invested in some serious AV technology upgrades to create an integrated Hybrid Room/Zoom experience for all students, so each individual can choose to participate in-person as a "Roomer" with wine in their glass or online as a "Zoomer" with a custom tasting kit. Both Roomers and Zoomers have the same wines and are able to engage with us and each other during these live classes. Recordings are also available within 1 business day after the class. Learn more...
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You will receive the zoom link and any handouts needed a few days before class via email. Check spam and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not received it within 1 business day of your class/event.
If you have a tasting kit, it may be picked up at San Francisco Wine School or delivered across the US. Wine parameter lists are available for those participating in locations where kits cannot be delivered. View pickup and delivery options here.
Wine lists and instructions are included in your kit.
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