Wine, a Global Perspective

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OMESI Masterclass series – course 1.

“Wine, a Global Perspective”

…tasting and understanding the wines of the world

Suggested qualification entrance to this course is a minimum of a Spanish Sommelier Diploma program graduate, ISA Wine Specialist, WSET level 2, or the equivalent there of.

– available in English or Spanish

– 20 Classes, 4 hrs per session = 80 hrs total – available in English and Spanish

– Extremely intensive course with expected student study and reading time of min. 1 hr per day

– Recommended reading materials for home study ( in English ) Students can expect to spend about 200€ on books, available via internet.

– Focusing first on understanding and identifying Grape Varieties, and secondly, students learn to identify with the range of wine styles that are found in the wine world, where they are found, and why they are the way they are.

– Comprehensive, intensive Wine Tasting Component

– A major focus on tasting by Grape Variety, Wine Styles and mastering key organoleptic indicators for each.

– History of Grape Variety / Wine Style… up to current times

– Foods that work with these wines

– Excerpts on minerality, acidity, wine-making techniques

– Wine Culture, Sommeliers in the world

Class structure:

  1. Introduction, warm up tasting
  2. Riesling
  3. Cabernet Sauvignon
  4. Other red Bordeaux grapes
  5. Chardonnay
  6. Pinot Noir
  7. Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
  8. Sangiovese, Nebbiolo
  9. Viognier, Chenin Blanc
  10. Garnacha, Tempranillo
  11. Syrah/Shiraz
  12. Sake, an in-depth look at the cultural significance, history, specific types, production techniques and tasting
  13. Sweet wine
  14. Sparkling wine, all methods
  15. Rosés… from cheap and cheerful to very serious wines
  16. Big Round Whites
  17. Crisp, high acid Whites
  18. Big hard hitting Reds – is it really a modern approach? (Amarone, etc…)
  19. Light bodied Reds
  20. EXAMS, PRACTICAL BLIND TASTING (of 6 Wines) & THEORETICAL, MULTIPLE CHOICE, SHORT ANSWER, AND SHORT ESSAY QUESTIONS

– 20 Classes, 4 hrs per session = 80 hrs total – available in English and Spanish

– Extremely intensive course with expected student study and reading time of min. 1 hr per day

– Recommended reading materials for home study ( in English ) Students can expect to spend about 200€ on books, available via internet.

– Focusing first on understanding and identifying Grape Varieties, and secondly, students learn to identify with the range of wine styles that are found in the wine world, where they are found, and why they are the way they are.

– Comprehensive, intensive Wine Tasting Component

– A major focus on tasting by Grape Variety, Wine Styles and mastering key organoleptic indicators for each.

– History of Grape Variety / Wine Style… up to current times

– Foods that work with these wines

– Excerpts on minerality, acidity, wine-making techniques

– Wine Culture, Sommeliers in the world

Class structure:

  1. Introduction, warm up tasting
  2. Riesling
  3. Cabernet Sauvignon
  4. Other red Bordeaux grapes
  5. Chardonnay
  6. Pinot Noir
  7. Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
  8. Sangiovese, Nebbiolo
  9. Viognier, Chenin Blanc
  10. Garnacha, Tempranillo
  11. Syrah/Shiraz
  12. Sake, an in-depth look at the cultural significance, history, specific types, production techniques and tasting
  13. Sweet wine
  14. Sparkling wine, all methods
  15. Rosés… from cheap and cheerful to very serious wines
  16. Big Round Whites
  17. Crisp, high acid Whites
  18. Big hard hitting Reds – is it really a modern approach? (Amarone, etc…)
  19. Light bodied Reds
  20. EXAMS, PRACTICAL BLIND TASTING (of 6 Wines) & THEORETICAL, MULTIPLE CHOICE, SHORT ANSWER, AND SHORT ESSAY QUESTIONS

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