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Union Square | Blind Tasting Workshop Series

13 E. 13th Street, New York 10003

Join Laura Fiorvanti, for a Blind Tasting Workshop! This series pack is a great way to learn to assess wine, preparing for exams for CMS-A, WSET, Institute of Masters of Wine, or to become more confident in understanding and identifying the components of wine, and describing those elements. We will hone your deductive tasting skills and teach you how to tell the difference between classic grape varietals, regions, winemaking, quality, and age based on three elements of wine: sight, nose, and palate.

The series includes three in person classes.

Class #1 December 1st, 2021 1-3 pm

Testable for MS/MW/CMS/WSET students, we will explore 2 flights of 4 wines with two separate themes: 

1) Aromatic grape varieties from around the world

2) Neutral whites without oak from around the world

Class #2 December 8th, 2021 1-3 pm

Testable for MS/MW/CMS/WSET students, we will explore winemaking and impact aromas: 

1) Red wines with varying degrees and types of oak-aging; unoaked, American oak, French oak, and used oak 

2) Red wines that have the following; pyrazines, rotundone, thiols, and terpenes

Class #3 December 15th, 2021 1-3 pm

Understanding price points in wine: 

We will taste blind 8 wines; 2 whites, and 6 reds from around the world in pairs: 

1) Old World 2) New World 3) Value 4) Splurge

At the end of the series, you'll receive follow up information, along with access to our video catalog of Blind Tasting classes with Laura.

Please note: Guests must show proof of vaccination via vaccine card or NYS Excelsior Pass to attend class or access any indoor spaces.

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