Level I - Wine Foundation

Start your wine education journey with Advanced Sommelier, Samuel Melanson & Master Sommelier, Bruce Wallner.

Focus will be on wine structure, wine evaluation and the major grapes of the world.

6 week program:  12:00pm or 6:30pm sessions.

​Cost: $480(+hst) - Email sommelierfactory@gmail.com to register.

Upcoming Programs:

  • Thursday, August 13th, 2020 -->  12:00pm: Limited Availability      6:30pm Sold Out

  • Thursday, September 24th, 2020 -->  12:00pm: Registration Open         6:30pm Registration Open

 

 

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

304 Richmond Street West

2nd Floor

Toronto, ON

sommelierfactory@gmail.com 

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