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There is always more to learn about wine!

Meet Jay Bileti and take a Master Class on Wine Tasting.

Jay has been closely involved with wine since he was a child (helping both of his Italian grandfathers make wine). He worked his way through college as a restaurant wine steward and retail wine sales clerk. He is one of four International Wine Masters in the world. He has studied viticulture and winemaking around the world, is very active on the wine competition circuit and has written for multiple wine publications. 

Effingham Manor & Winery will host this extraordinary Master Class on Sunday, September 8 at noon.

Course Outline

1.       How the brain processes sensory information

2.       Visual Evaluation

1.       Appearance

2.       Color

3.       The effect of different light spectrums

4.       Wine evolution

3.       Taste – A limited sense

1.       The tongue

2.       Taste origins

3.       The role of saliva

4.       Touch – The tactile sense

1.       Temperature

2.       Pain/irritation

3.       Pressure

4.       Vibration

5.       Wine balance exercise #1 – Sugar, Acid, Alcohol (3 levels each)

6.       Smell – A very powerful sense

1.       Aroma, Bouquet, Irritation

2.       Wine smell chemistry

3.       Wine faults smell

7.       Wine smell exercise – 24 wine aromas

8.       Wine balance exercise #2 – Tannin, Oak (3 levels each)

9.       Wine taste exercise – French vs American oak

10.   Wine glassware

11.   Wine scoring

12.   Further study

Venue Information

14325 Trotters Ridge Place
Nokesville, VA 20181
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Organizer Information

Effingham Manor & Winery

14325 Trotters Ridge Place
Nokesville, VA 20181
(703) 594-2300

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Jean Schneider
(703) 594-2300
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