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Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop - OK

Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop - OK

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. Upon graduation, 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. Along with regular work Zoran has taught Wine Analysis classes for Napa college and the VESTA on-line program in addition to consulting winegrowers in winemaking in California, Michigan and Croatia. Zoran 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.

Day One – White Wines

7:30 - 8:00: Registration and Continental breakfast
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

7:30 - 8:00: Continental breakfast
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

Hotel Accommodations 

Holiday Inn Express,  1817 SW 27th St., El Reno, OK  405-422-1155

Baymont Inn,  1707 SW 27th St., El Reno, OK  405-345-5371

Directions

Darlington Agriculture Education and Research Center
Go north on Country Club Road to Sunset and then east on Sunset to Highway 81. Go north on Highway 81 approx. 3.2 miles to Darlington Road. Turn left on Darlington Road and go approx. 3 miles until the paved road ends. Turn left and go approx. one-half mile to enter the Darlington complex.

Contact name: Ed Zweiacher
Phone: 405-422-6293
E-mail: zweiachere@redlandscc.edu
Admission price: $150 per day or $250.00 for both days (no charge for students currently enrolled in VIN 266).

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Location: 1300 S. Country Club Road, El Reno, OK 73036