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2018 Wine Sensory Workshop - Traverse City, MI

2018 Wine Sensory Workshop - Traverse City, MI

Presenter - Zoran Ljepovic, Director of Sales & Winemaking Consultant; AnA Selection by Canadell Inc.

This workshop will benefit winemakers, cellar workers, winery staff, and wine enthusiasts who seek a deeper understanding of these topics and their impact on a winery’s success. In addition, workshop attendees will be guided through sensory test methods to access perceived differences and preferences in wine.

Topics include: Welcome and Introduction to Tasting, White Sensory Standards, Red Sensory Standards, and Evaluating Palate Attributes: Alcohol, Acid, and Tannin Wine Defects, Descriptive Wine Analysis of White Wines, Descriptive Analysis of Red Wines, Laboratory Investigating, Wine Competition Methodology and Professional Wine Rating Systems. A certificate will be awarded after the completion of this workshop.

Day One – White Wines

8:00 – 8:30: Introduction to White Wine Varieties
8:30 – 9:00: Understanding Color
9:00 – 10:00: Evaluate White Wine Aromas
10:00 – 10:15: Morning Break
10:15 – 11:15: Evaluate Fermentation/ Aging
11:15 – 12:00: Evaluate Wine Components - Acid/tannin/sugar/alcohol
12:00 – 1:00: Lunch (provided)
1:00 – 2:30 Understanding Flaws
2:30 - 2:45: Afternoon Break
2:45 – 5:00: Wine Evaluation – Descriptive Analysis

Day Two – Red Wines

8:00 – 8:30: Introduction to Red Wine Varieties
8:30 – 9:00: Understanding Color
9:00 – 10:00: Evaluate Red Wine Aromas
10:00 – 10:15: Morning Break
10:15 – 11:15: Evaluate Fermentation/ Aging
11:15 – 12:00: – Evaluate Wine Components - Acid/tannin/sugar/alcohol
12:00 – 1:00: Lunch (provided)
1:00 – 2:15: – Understanding Flaws
2:30 - 2:45: Afternoon Break
2:45 – 5:00: Wine Evaluation – Descriptive Analysis

Location 

Chateau Chantal
15900 Rue de Vin
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 223-4110

Register NOW 

To register please click here.  Registration REQUIRED for all attendees.

Registration Fee -

Day 1 White Wines -  Early Bird Registration $200 per person (register before 11/2/2018); $250 per person after 11/2/2018.

Day 2 Red Wines - Early Bird Registration $200 per person (register before 11/2/2018); $250 per person after 11/2/2018.

Both Days - Early Bird Registration $350 per person (register before 11/2/2018); $400 per person after 11/2/2018.

(No charge to VESTA students currently enrolled in VIN 266 - Sensory Evaluation of Wines)

Additional discounts: Multiple participants from one winery $25/day for each additional person signed up from same winery or vineyard.  20% discount for Michigan Wine Collaborative members.

Hotel Accommodations

West Bay Beach Resort, 615 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686, (231) 947-3700

Chateau Chantal B & B, 15900 Rue de Vin, Traverse City, MI 49686, (231) 223-4110

Cambria Suites, U.S. 31, 255 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686, (231) 778-9000

Best Western, U.S. 31, 255 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686, (231) 946-8424

Park Place, 300 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684, (231) 946-5000

Airport: Cherry Capital Airport is a public-use airport located two nautical miles southeast of the central business district of Traverse City, in Grand Traverse County, Michigan, United States.

***Additional Opportunities for Winemaker Growth and Development

Friday (Nov. 9th): Guided Tour of Old Mission Peninsula.  (If interested, email Cristin @ hosnpop@gmail.com)

Monday (Nov. 12th): Guided Tour of Leelanau Peninsula.  (If interested, email Cristin @ hosnpop@gmail.com)

Contact name: Cassandra Clark
Phone: 417-837-2515
E-mail: CassandraLClark@missouristate.edu
Admission price: See rates described above. (no charge for students currently enrolled in VESTA VIN 266).

Location: Chateau Chantal, Traverse City, MI, NC 49686