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American Wine Society
Super Tasting Series—Level I

When You’re Thirsty for Wine Knowledge


Ready for the next level of wine learning but looking for something less intense than the three-year commitment of the AWS Wine Judge Certification Program? The Super Tasting Series—Level I is a day-long beginner/intermediate wine class run by credentialed, enthusiastic wine instructors with the American Wine Society. Soak up a great wine education in a fun, informative setting!

 

Learn about wine components, the wine aroma wheel and wine styles as you journey through multiple grape varieties and regions. And, of course, wine tastings are included!


Pass a 50-question, multiple-choice exam to earn a certificate. Enjoy the low student/instructor ratio. Get your wine questions answered!

 

Class takes place the day prior to the start of the 2½-day AWS National Conference. 

 

“The enthusiasm and knowledge of the presenters made it an

excellent learning experience!”

-- 2016 participant

 
 

 "Great for winery and restaurant staff."

-- 2016 participant

Sign up--It's like Wine 101 on Steroids

$150 registration (AWS members only. Not a member? Join now.)

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
AWS National Conference
Kalahari Resort, Mt. Pocono, PA

 

Register by contacting the national office at executivedirector@americanwinesociety.org or 1-888-AWS-9070.


Have wine class questions? Contact Director of Education Aaron Mandel at directoreducation@americanwinesociety.org

Last Year’s Super Tasting Series—Level I Outline

8am 
I. Winemaking
     a. Process for white wine
     b. Process for red wine
     c. Sparkling wine
     d. Fortified wines

 

8:30
II. General Tasting
     a. Tasting
          i. How to taste
          ii. Terms
          iii. Aroma Wheel
     b. Serving Wine
     c. Storing Wine
     d. Packaging
          i. Bottle shapes
          ii. Bottle sizes
          iii. Labeling

 

9:00
III. Sauvignon Blanc
     a. Taste Sancerre and New Zealand

 

9:30
IV. Riesling
     a. Taste Mosel, Rhine and Finger     Lakes

 

10:00-10:15 BREAK

 

10:15 
V. Pinot Noir
     a. Taste Oregon, Burgundy, New Zealand

 

10:45
VI. Syrah
     a. Taste S. Africa, Australia, Northern Rhone

11:15
VII. Sparkling
     a. Methods of production
     b. Champagne vs sparkling wine
     c. Taste Champagne and Prosecco

 

12:00-1:00 LUNCH

 

1:00
VIII. Chardonnay
     a. Taste California and Burgundy (Chablis)

 

1:30 
IX. Tempranillo 
     a. Taste Spain

X. Sangiovese 
     a. Taste Italy

XI. Malbec
     a. Taste Argentina

XII. Review other important grape varieties or regions

 

2:15-2:30 BREAK

 

2:30

XIII. Cabernet Sauvignon
     a. Taste California, Bordeaux, Australia (Barossa)

 

3:00

XIV. Fortified, Sweet and Ice Wines
     a. Taste port, sherry, late harvest, ice wine (Finger Lakes)

 

3:30 BREAK

 

 3:45-5:00 EXAM

 

 










 

 

 

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