Wine
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WINE EXPERT IN 6 STAGES

This seminar is for those who wish to learn more secrets about wine and to get introduced into the magic world of tasting and pleasure.

Every session is 3 hours long

1st MEETING: GETTING TO KNOW WINE – FROM THE VINEYARD TO THE BOTTLE

  • The most important factors involved in the production of wine
  • Basic principles of Viticulture & Winemaking
  • Stages of winemaking and development which give it colour, aroma and taste.
  • Senses involved in testing wine and how they work
  • The importance of colour in wine quality and age.
  • The importance of smelling and practising it
  • Wine flavours: primary, secondary, tertiary or aging
  • Aroma categories
  • Colour and aroma glossary
  • Tasting introduction to 4 white Greek varieties

2nd MEETING: TASTING PRINCIPLES

  • Tasting Requirements. Exercising the Senses & Taste Memory
  • The sense of taste
  • The lingual papillae & the identification of the 4 flavours.
  • Tasting balance and its importance
  • The mouth aroma & the bouquet. The concept of aftertaste
  • The glossary of taste
  • The ideal glass for tasting & the temperatures of serving
  • The leaflet of tasting
  • Tasting introduction to 4 red Greek varieties

3rd MEETING: BARREL AND WINE: MYTH AND REALITY – WINE EVALUATION

  • Maturity & Aging: two different terms
  • The important of barrels and their contribution to wine quality
  • Which wines can be aged and which cannot
  • The importance of the proper glass. Ideal serving temperatures
  • Wine evaluation. Learning to express myself, judge and rate
  • Tasting 5 wines

4th MEETING: THE IDEAL CELLAR AND WINE PURCHASE – WINE DEFECTS

  • Rules and conditions for wine preservation and storage
  • Private cava. Difficulties, standards and recommendations for its creation
  • How many and what kind of wines should I include. The factors I should consider.
  • Wine sale spots and what I should pay attention to as I buy them.
  • The defects of wine
  • Tasting 5 wines

5th MEETING: GREEK VINEYARDS, LEGISLATION AND VARIETIES

  • The different types of wine and their importance
  • What does ‘PDO’ and ‘PGI’ wines mean. The differences between them
  • The right label, its «secrets» and the information the consumer receives.
  • The main wine-producing areas in our country
  • Wine accessories
  • The wine carafe and its usefulness
  • The ten commandments of wine knowledge and pleasure
  • Tasting 5 wines

6th MEETING: WINE SERVING AND HARMONY WITH FOOD

  • Blind tasting of 2 wines
  • Opening the bottle and the perfect way to serve wine
  • The 4 senses in food and wine sensory evaluation
  • Harmony between wine and food, what we look at, what it is and why it is so important in determining of quality and pleasure
  • Basic harmony rules between wine and food
  • Cheese and wine: Basic harmony rules
  • Tasting with 2+3 wines