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2020 Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop - MO CANCELED

2020 Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop - MO  CANCELED

The VESTA Leadership has made the difficult decision to cancel the Sensory Analysis Workshop - MO 2020.  This decision was made out of an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19 and with the health and safety of everyone that participates in mind.  The dates for this workshop in April 2021 will be posted as soon as details are confirmed.

Presenter -Zoran Ljepovic, Winemaking Consultant

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

Cost

Registration Fee -

Day 1 White Wines -  EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION $180 per person (register before 4/10/2020); $225 per person after 4/10/20209.

Day 2 Red Wines - EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION $180 per person (register before 4/10/2020); $225 per person after 4/10/2020.

Both Days - EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION $325 per person (register before 4/10/2020); $400 per person after 4/10/2020.

Additional discounts:

  • Multiple participants from one winery - $50 for each additional person/day signed up from same winery, vineyard or household.
  • No Charge for VESTA students currently enrolled in VIN 266.

Venue:
 Bond Center
Darr Agriculture Campus
2401 South Kansas Expressway
Springfield, MO 65807

Lodging

There are numerous hotels and Bed and Breakfast options in the vicinity of Missouri State University, including:

University Plaza Hotel
333 John Q Hammons Parkway
Springfield, MO 65806
Phone:(417) 864-7333
Holiday Inn Express
1117 E. St. Louis Street
Springfield, MO 65806
Phone: (417) 862-0070

Register NOW 

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

Contact name: Michelle Norgren
Phone: 417-837-2513
E-mail: michellenorgren@missouristate.edu
Admission price: See pricing structure above.

Location: 2401 South Kansas Expressway, Springfield, MO 65667