You don't have to be an expert to be able to find your way in this world of wine which may seem somewhat inaccessible. Certainly the terminology sometimes used is specific but the question is not there. Rather, it is about understanding the manufacturing process and all that it entails because finally we are talking about the basis of a plant from which the fruits are picked to transform them into wine. It’s that simple and it’s been around since time immemorial! But then we turn rather on our faculties to observe and analyze what we taste.You don't have to be an expert to be able to find your way in this world of wine which may seem somewhat inaccessible. Certainly the terminology sometimes used is specific but the question is not there. Rather, it is about understanding the manufacturing process and all that it entails because finally we are talking about the basis of a plant from which the fruits are picked to transform them into wine. It’s that simple and it’s been around since time immemorial! But then we turn rather on our faculties to observe and analyze what we taste.
Here are some questions to help you decide why to attend wine classes.
You will have your answer depending on whether or not you know how to answer these questions:
What do you get from observing the appearance of a wine: its color, its clarity, its intensity?
And the aromas, do they speak to you?
What is the specific flavor of a Chardonnay, a Sauvignon, a Pinot Noir, a Cabernet Sauvignon?
What is the diametrical difference between a Pinot Noir grape from the Mornigton Peninsula and a Pinot Noir from Burgundy?
Do you know how to analyze the sensations observed by keeping a wine in the mouth before the ingestion?
After having swollen it, why sometimes you have flavors left and why sometimes you have nothing left in your mouth?
Why don't I like certain red wines? Because of the tannins, but what is it? Where do they come from ?
Why are you disappointed when the aromas of the wine you are tasting are pleasant and once everything has evaporated in the mouth?
A white wine cannot only come from white grapes, logical! Are you so sure?
Do you know what factors will determine the quality of the wine of the current year?
And how does one go from a sweet liquid: grape juice to an alcoholic liquid?
Is white wine making the same as red wine?
Why should we use new oak barrels or not in wine making?
Does leaving a wine in an oak barrel affect the color of the wine?
And the bottle, why is it colorful? Or why is it transparent?
Why is it closed with a capsule? why is it closed with a cork stopper?
Can I tell the difference between high quality wine and entry level wine by just reading the label?
And why such a price difference between wines from the same region?
Does the price of wine determine its quality?
But how do I keep my wine at home: elongated bottle? upright bottle? Why ?
in the kitchen ? in a temperate cellar? or cellar in the basement?
Do I have certain wines that it would be better to taste before the meal, during the meal, after the meal?
And why can I decide to serve a white wine with fish rather than roasted meat?
What is the best match with a dessert?
What is the rule to follow to perfect the food / wine pairing?
A white wine served too hot will not be appreciated, but what about the serving temperature of red wines?
And what is the ideal serving temperature for a sweet wine, a Champagne?
Of course this list is not exhaustive, and if you already have all the answers to these questions or even 80% of the answers, it is certainly not necessary for you to participate in the level oenology course 1, but can - be would you be a candidate for level 2.
On the other hand, if you do not have these answers and if you are interested in obtaining them, then I invite you to participate in the level 1 wine course.
5 sessions of two hours will allow you to acquire the solid bases and essential to knowledge of wines.
You will also know a lot more about yourself through practical exercises, about your ability to recognize aromas, textures ... Your senses will be more developed through the sensory analyzes that you will perform blindly.
At the end of these 10 hours of lessons, you will no longer look at your glass of wine with the same eye, and indeed you may consume differently. You will have learned why you prefer this variety to another, You will have the original references of French grape varieties and their palette of aromas and flavors through the 27 wines that you will taste during these oenology courses.
Your choices will be much clearer and more oriented during your next tasting in the wine-growing areas or with wine merchants, you will be able to combine food and wine and impress your friends.
And above all, you will have had a lot of fun during these wine experiences, and who knows the desire to move to level 2.
Note that the groups do not include more than 8 students.
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