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Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop - CA

Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop - CA

Presenter - Zoran Ljepovic — QA Director, Constellation Brands, Oakville, CA and VESTA Sensory Evaluation Instructor.

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.

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.

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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 -

Day 1 White Wines - $200 per person

Day 2 Red Wines - $200 per person

Both Days - $350 per person

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

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Location

Shone Farm
Santa Rosa, CA

Hotel Accommodations  - There are a variety of lodging options around the area. We will not be designating a particular hotel or blocking rooms.

Contact name: Jessica Pozzi
E-mail: jessica.pozzi@sonoma.edu
Admission price: $150.00 per day. $250 for two days. (no charge for students currently enrolled in VIN 266).

Location: Shone Farm 7450 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville, CA 78654