Join the Unwined crew and Capital Wine School's founder and Master of Wine, Jay Youmans as he leads us through one of his most popular classes. Learn to taste like the pros as you the refresh your fundamental wine knowledge and hone your blind tasting skills. The class will include 12 wines. $95 per student. Transferable. Non-refundable.
Location: 1600 Belle View Boulevard, Alexandria, VA 22307
Essential Blind Tasting Skills
Blind tasting wine is more than a parlor trick or a way to impress your friends, it is the most effective way to develop your tastings skills. Learn to identify grapes and regions by color, acidity, residual sugar, tannin, alcohol, winemaking techniques, flavor, and aroma. These skills will help you improve your ability to assess, judge, describe, and buy wine (for both consumers and wine professionals). We will blind taste 12 wines, each followed by a debriefing and group discussion.
Class # 3: Stylistic Differences from Winemaking (optional)
A study of how wines are impacted by a range of winemaking techniques such as ripeness at harvest, temperature controlled fermentation, cultured yeast, new oak, skin contact, lees aging, stem inclusion, oxidative and reductive winemaking, and maturation (time in oak and bottle).