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SommDay Advanced Tasting Workshop | Napa, California

Napa, California SKU: SommDay Advanced Napa
5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


1-Day 10am – 4pm

Advanced Sommelier Tasting Workshop:

Professional wine students and serious wine enthusiasts will strengthen their ability to assess the structure and identify aromas in classic wines. Also, students will taste classic wines from around the world to learn markers for specific varietals and regions that will boost the accuracy of their identification skills when tasting wines blind for an exam. An ideal course for any sommelier or WSET student preparing for an exam.

Class hours 10 am to 4 pm (lunch is included)



1-Day Professional Wine Tasting Workshop for Professional wine students and serious wine enthusiasts will cover the following topics:

  • The deductive tasting method and correct terminology
  • Palate calibration:
  • Oak vs. no oak; earth vs. no earth; acidity-low vs. high, alcohol (same) & tannin (same); pyrazines vs. terpenes
  • The major white varieties and their major markers and paradigms
  • The major red varieties and their major markers and paradigms
  • Major wine faults and how to ID them
  • Tasting of 12+ wines using a deductive tasting grid.

Our hands-on SommDay School™ workshops are designed for students in the food, beverage, and hospitality industry who are just starting their Sommelier education journey, and ideal for those looking to improve further their service and tasting skills. These day-long intensive workshops were developed by Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser and Napa Valley Wine Academy. The goal of each 6-hour session is aimed at helping waitstaff, bartenders, F&B managers, wine buyers, winery tasting room staff, and anyone else working in the food and wine industry to hone their tasting and service skills, as well as better prepare those interested in pursuing wine certification exams such as Society of Wine Educators and the Wine & Spirit Education Trust examinations. SommDay School™ Workshops are also ideal for the student who wants to continue to study, taste and practice their service techniques in preparation for sommelier certification classes and exams. For anyone outside the industry–the avid wine enthusiast–you will also benefit from these workshops as they offer a taste of the life of a sommelier. This workshop includes:

  • All course fees
  • 6 hours of instruction (10am-4pm)
  • SommDay School™ Study Guide
  • Certificate of successful completion
  • Lunch included

Location: Napa Valley Wine Academy 2501 Oak Street, Napa CA 94559

Additional information

Course Format

In-Person, Workshop


SommDay School

Knowledge Level

Intermediate, Advanced

Course Type


Course Date

October 19, 2019

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    What an amazing experience to learn from Tim! I feel so much more confident in my tasting ability now. Wish I would have know about this course when studying for my certified exam.

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