Workshop: Critical Sensory Evaluation of Wines

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Date/Time:Monday, 23 Oct 2017 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:1951 Food Sciences Building
Cost:$50
URL:www.aep.iastate.edu/wine
Contact:Lani McKinney,
Phone:515-294-3308
Channel:ISU Centers and Institutes
Categories:Conferences
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A two-day workshop for wine consumers who want to take their wine tasting skills to the next level. Interested participants do not need to meet any formal requirements (but must be 21 years old) to participate except an open mind, an inquisitive nose and a willing palate. Register by Oct. 17.

Participants will learn a variety of skills in wine evaluation to become proficient in tasting wines critically. The workshop begins with the major components in wine including sugars, acids, alcohols and tannins. Exercises will be completed in white and red wine aroma identification, varietal identification, wine flaws and faults, wine scoring methods and regional wine variation.

Hosted by the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Program
Monday, Oct. 23
5:45 p.m., Registration and check-in
6 p.m., Welcome and introductions
-- How senses work presentation
-- Components in wine
-- Aroma descriptors - White
-- Varietal recognition - White
-- Aroma descriptors - Red
-- Varietal recognition - Red
9 p.m., Adjourn for the evening

Tuesday, Oct. 24
6 p.m., Wine faults
-- Wine faults aromas
-- Varietal recognition and short term memory
-- Wine scoring methods
-- Regional varietal variation: White and red
9 p.m., Closing comments and adjourn