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Wine Foundation

Level 1 - $580+HST

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Wine Exploration Series - Foundation Level 1 

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 professional style tasting according to the international 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

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