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Sensory Analysis Workshop - EWE 2019

Sensory Analysis Workshop - EWE 2019

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.

Presenter - Zoran Ljepovic,

Zoran Ljepovic was born in Zagreb, Croatia where he earned Engineer of Agronomy Degree in Enology, Viticulture and Pomology. He worked for renowned wine and spirits company Badel 1862 before he completed his Enology Masters degree at CSU Fresno under Professor Barry Gump. During Masters he got invited to work for San Joaquin Valley Concentrate a part of EJ Gallo operations. During that time Zoran was working on his Masters in Co-pigmentation in Rubired juice and concentrate at Mission Bell R & D lab in Madera which was important in production of the grape skin extract that EJ Gallo just started. Upon graduation, Zoran moved to Napa where he accepted QC enologist position at Franciscan Oakville Estate winery. In 2006, Zoran transitioned to Robert Mondavi winery as Wine QC manager for Icon Estates wines a luxury wine division of CWUS. In 2008 Zoran was promoted to a QC/QA Manager for Wine Process Improvement. He manages QC/QA for bottling facilities: Robert Mondavi in Napa and Clos du bois in Sonoma for the luxury wines. In addition, he conducts sanitation audits for the CWUS wineries on the West coast, wine microbiology consulting and introducing emerging new technologies and procedures. Zoran presented his research at various conferences and symposia from ASEV, Unified Symposium for Wines & Grapes, CERA group, Brewers & Vintners Symposia among others. He served as a technical board member for ASEV and board member for Napa Valley Wine Technical Group as well as co-president of CERA microbiology group. Along with regular work Zoran was teaching at Napa college Wine analysis class and VESTA on-line classes in enology field. He is also consulting winegrowers in winemaking in California, Michigan and Croatia. Zoran also serves as a wine judge at various international wine judging competitions as Finger Lakes (FLIWC), Watkins Glenn (EIWC), Indiana (IIWC) and California State Home Winemakers Competition in Lodi.

WorkshopTopics 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.

VESTA is working with Eastern Winery Exposition to provide this workshop. Please see details below about special conference rates:

Vesta workshop attendees will receive 10% off Eastern Winery Expo registration fees. If you would like to attend EWE and get this special rate please contact the VESTA program office for promo code (417-837-2515).

For more information on the Eastern Winery Exposition please visit, http://www.easternwineryexposition.com/.

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
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
1:00 – 2:30: Understanding Flaws
2:30 - 2:45: Afternoon Break
2:45 – 5:00: Wine Evaluation – Descriptive Analysis

Registration Fee -

Early Bird Rate (register before March 11, 2019)
$150 per day / $275 for both days

Registering after March 11
$175 per day / $300 for both days

$25 per day for each additional person from the same vineyard or winery.

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

Register Now: Click here to register for the workshop.

Location

Marriott Syracuse Downtown
100 East Onondaga Street
 Syracuse, NY 13202
 Phone: 315-474-2424
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/syrmc-marriott-syracuse-downtown/

Hotel Accommodations  - Please click on the link to explore Syracuse Hotels http://www.easternwineryexposition.com/hotels/.

Contact name: Cassandra Clark
Phone: 417-837-2515
E-mail: CassandraLClark@missouristate.edu
Admission price: Early Bird Registration ($150 per day or $275 for both days) if registered by February 1. After February 1, ($175 per day or $300 for both days). $25 additional charge per day for each additional person from same facility. (No charge for VESTA students currently enrolled in VIN 266).
Lodging info: http://www.easternwineryexposition.com/hotels/

Location: 100 East Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY 13202