SommDay Advanced Tasting Workshop

Napa Valley Wine Academy

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Price: $395

Advanced Sommelier Tasting Workshop:

1-Day Professional Wine Tasting Workshop for Sommelier Students will cover the following topics:

  • The Master Sommelier Deductive Tasting Method and correct terminology
  • Palate calibration:
    • Oak vs. no oak; earth vs. no earth; acidity-low vs. high, alcohol (same) & tannin (same); pyrazines vs. terpenes
    • The major white varieties and their major markers and paradigms
    • The major red varieties and their major markers and paradigms
    • Major wine faults and how to ID them
  • Tasting of 18 wines using the MS tasting grid.

For students who have completed a course with the Court of Master Sommeliers or Advanced WSET. 

 

SOMMDAY SCHOOL™ Workshops

Our hands-on SommDay School™ workshops are designed for students in the food, beverage, and hospitality industry who are just starting their Sommelier education journey, and ideal for those looking to improve further their service and tasting skills. These day-long intensive workshops were developed by Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser and Napa Valley Wine Academy. The goal of each 8-hour session is aimed at helping waitstaff, bartenders, F&B managers, wine buyers, winery tasting room staff and anyone else working in the food and wine industry to hone their tasting and service skills, as well as better prepare those interested in pursuing sommelier certification exams such as Society of Wine Educators and the Wine & Spirit Education Trust examinations. SommDay School™ Workshops are also ideal for the student who wants to continue to study, taste and practice their service techniques in preparation for the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Intro and Certified Sommelier exams. For anyone outside the industry–the avid wine enthusiast–you will also benefit from these workshops as they offer a taste of the life of a Sommelier. Workshops include:

  • All course fees
  • 6 hours of instruction
  • SommDay School™ Study Guide
  • Certificate of successful completion
  • Napa Valley Wine Academy Swag