This course provides ultimate access and flexibility with six (6) months of access.
Tim Gaiser, Master Sommelier, will teach you the proper tasting techniques and more through short video demonstrations (see sample below), online and hands-on exercises, and quizzes.
Upon entering this course, you should already be accustomed to using the deductive tasting method to put together a myriad of sensory information learned from the sight, nose, and palate of the wine. You should also be familiar with the process of coming up with the best possible conclusion about the possible grape variety, the origin of production, and harvest year for any wine in a blind tasting context. If you need to brush up on these skills, please consider taking the SommDay Introduction to Deductive Tasting Course.
Here is a sample of some of the content that resides in the course.
- Meet the Instructor
Lesson 1 – Tasting Overview
- 1.1 | Tasting Basics
- 1.2 | Cause and Effect
- 1.3 | Glassware Stance and Smelling Techniques
- 1.4 | Wine Faults
- Lesson 1 Review and Quiz
Lesson 2 – Deductive Tasting Grid
- 2.1 | Sight
- 2.2 | Nose
- 2.3 | Palate
- 2.4 | Conclusions
- 2.5 | Deductive Tasting Grid
- Lesson 2 Review & Quiz
Lesson 3 – Signatures and Impact Compounds
- 3.1 | Important Signatures for Major White Grape Varieties
- 3.2 | Important Signatures for Major Red Grape Varieties
- Lesson 3 Review & Quiz
Course Review and Final Assessment
- Final Assessment