Sommelier Society of America
New York's First Wine Education Organization

Advanced Tasting Workshops

Workshops are designed to further the students’ knowledge of wine through tasting and discussions. Each workshop will focus on a specific topic and all wines are tasted blind. Students will learn from experts such as certified sommeliers, viticulturist, winemakers and notable authors. 

ADVANCED TASTING WORKSHOPS

Next Session February 17-21, 2020

Advanced Tasting Workshops (ATWs)are designed to further the students’ knowledge of wine through tasting and discussions. Each workshop will focus on a specific topic and all wines are tasted blind. Students will learn from experts such as certified sommeliers, viticulturist, winemakers and notable authors. Workshops are offered twice annually, July and February, one week after each Certificate Course session.

ATWs are five (5) consecutive days, two hours per session. Select workshops will culminate in a written and blind tasting exam so we can evaluate each student’s progress and recommend next steps. This is not a certificate course. 

Students can prepare for these exercises by referring to the SSA Deductive Tasting Guide.

All workshops are designed by Dylan York, SSA Principal. For more workshop details please email Dylan at dylan.york@sommeliersocietyofamerica.org

WHO SHOULD TAKE THESE WORKSHOPS? 

  • Graduates* of the Sommelier Society of America’s Certificate program

  • Students pursuing certifications through other guilds such as the Court of Master Sommeliers and WSET. 

  • Wine collectors 

  • Industry professionals and those who have taken previous SSA workshops. 

WHAT A WORKSHOP CAN DO FOR YOU:

  • Enhance your deductive tasting skills, notes and vocabulary. 

  • Develop skills to analyze wines according to region, style, and varietal as well as aging potential. 

  • Prepare for advanced wine certifications.

*exam achievement greater than 75% recommended
Registration for the Advanced Tasting Class includes all five classes. Classes may not be purchased for single session attendance
If you would like to pay by check, please email us at info@sommeliersocietyofamerica.org with your request.

695.00

Benchmark “Still” Wines of the World - Feb 17-21, 2020
A blind tasting seminar based on the most notable wine regions in the world - Burgundy, Bordeaux, Barolo, Rioja, Napa, Mosel, Alsace and more - using the SSA Deductive Tasting Guide.

Testing: Online Quiz and Blind Tasting Exam 

• Five consecutive days, two hours each class
• ATWs culminate in a written and blind tasting exam to evaluate each student’s progress and recommend next steps.

Details:
Monday-Friday 10AM-12 NOON
(Students are allowed an additional 30mins for the Friday exam)
Registered students will receive a welcome letter with directions and other important details.

Location:
Maison de la Région Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée
724 Fifth Avenue
11th floor
New York, NY 10019

Schedule:
Monday: White wines
Tuesday: Rose & Red wine part 1
Wednesday: Red wine part 2 
Thursday: Red wine part 3
Friday: Aromatic white wines / Blind Tasting Exam (5 Wines)

Students can prepare for these exercises by referring to the SSA Deductive Tasting Guide.

Registration remains open until classes are filled. Seating is limited to 12.

Benchmark “Still” Wines of the World is also scheduled July 27-31, 2020.
Registration for both sessions is open.

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