Level 1 - Wine Foundations

Level 1 - Wine Foundations

C$550.00Price

This program will give beginner wine enthusiasts a great base knowledge of understanding wine. We will guide you through the major wine regions and grapes of the world. Understanding how to taste these wines and what to look for when tasting specific grape varieties will be a focus in every class.

 

Session #1

The Structure of Wine In this session, we examine the true essence of wine, drawing parallels between structural elements in wine and familiar consumables. We will also introduce profession style tasting according to the internationally grid.

 

Session #2

Cool Climate Whites In this session, we examine the white wine regions considered cool climate. We discuss and taste wines made from the grapes commonly found in these regions. Grapes of focus: Sauvignon Blanc, Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Chenin Blanc, and Pinot Gris

 

Session #3

Moderate Climate Whites In this session, we examine the white wine regions considered moderate climate.We discuss and taste wines made from the grapes commonly found in these regions.Grapes of focus: Marsanne, Torrontés, Roussanne, Sémillon, Chardonnay, and Viognier

 

Session #4

Cool and Moderate Climate Reds, In this session, we examine the red wine regions considered cool and moderate. We discuss and taste wines made from the grapes commonly found in these regions. Grapes of focus: Corvina, Gamay, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, and Merlot

 

Session #5

Warm Climate Reds In this session, we examine the red wine regions considered warm climate. We discuss and taste wines made from the grapes commonly found in these regions. Grapes of focus: Grenache, Zinfandel, Syrah, Malbec, Tempranillo, and Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Session #6

Sweet and Sparkling Wines, We review what we’ve learned and continue our journey with an examination of the great sweet and sparkling wines of the world. Grapes of focus: Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, Malvasia, and Prosecco

 

Final Exam

  • About Sommelier Factory:

    Starting as a forum for sommeliers to learn and develop their skills by Bruce Wallner, one of Canada's Master Sommeliers, we've had the honour of developing the top sommeliers in Toronto.

    Over the past 8 years, we've rapidly evolved into a tasting and training facility for all wine enthusiasts. We offer a comprehensive range of different courses and one off classes.

    Do you need to work in hospitalty to learn with us? Nope! 

    Do we pour amazing wines not found in the LCBO? Yes!

    Is learning with us a great way to broaden your wine knowledge? Also yes! 

    Do we offer classes virtually? Absolutely. The wines are all individually portioned for either pickup or delivery. 

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