||15th January 2018 - 12th March 2018
||Tuesday evenings 7-9 pm for 9 weeks
||Seminar Room 2, Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford, OX2 6UD
||12th March 2018
This is an intermediate course in the art and science of wine, aimed at those already working in the trade or keen amateurs ready to explore in a little more depth. You will learn about the key grape varieties, different styles of wine, and the production of spirits and liqueurs. Tasting technique is a key component and every session will include a themed selection of wines to illustrate the main points discussed. You will learn to use the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting to analyse wines objectively and consistently.
The course runs over 8 session of 2 hours each, plus a final examination consisting of 50 multiple choice questions.
The sessions are as follows:
Session 1: Introduction To Tasting, Food & Wine, Social Responsibility
Session 2: Factors Affecting Style, Quality & Price, The Label
Session 3: Chardonnay & Pinot Noir
Session 4: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc
Session 5: Syrah, Grenache, Riesling
Session 6: The Art Of Wine & Food Pairing
Session 7: 'Other' White & Red Varieties
Session 8: Sparkling & Fortified