If you are serious about pursuing an education in wine, Mastering the Art of Wine Tasting is the most important wine class you may take. It is a thorough grounding in the skills necessary to taste wines like a professional.
There are 3 parts to the class, taught on 3 consecutive Mondays:
Part one teaches the basic principals of tasting wine including how the olfactory system functions, the language of wine, identifying aromas and flavors, detecting off odors and, most importantly, how to approach a glass of wine for tasting.
Part two focuses on the components of wine. The components are the basic make-up of wines and they include acid, tannin, sugar and alcohol. We will learn how to identify each component and what its function is in a wine. This information is critical to being a good wine taster.
Part three is a smell lab where we will sharpen our skills for identifying aromas.
We require a minimum 48 hour notice prior to the start of the class to cancel your reservation. If a cancellation is made after 48 hours, we'll charge your card for the full amount of the class. Thank you for your understanding.
Seattle Wine School was founded by Richard Kinssies, owner of Wine Outlet and Greenlake Wines & Tasting Room. Every Monday Richard offers a wide variety of classes and seminars on wine and wine related topics to both consumers and wine and food professionals. In addition to these classes, Kinssies has provided training to restaurants and members of the wholesale and retail wine trade and has been retained by the French government to instruct the wine trade on the wines of France.