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Judging sparkling wine - WineSkills scheduled winetasting workshop

Judging sparkling wine - WineSkills scheduled winetasting workshop

Plumpton College  (Sussex) is offering a one-day course on the sensory evaluation of sparkling wines. Its aim is to prepare judges for the prestigious Effervescents du Monde (EDM) competition, a world-leading sparkling wine event held every year in Dijon (Burgundy). See http://www.effervescents-du-monde.com/ for further details. 


This session will focus on sparkling wine effervescence and foam (mousse), and will train judges in the objective measurement of wine quality, using the EDM judging system. There will, of course, be a wide range of sparkling wines to taste. At the end of this one-day programme, delegates will be assessed to become qualified judges at this year’s EDM competition.

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22/09/201722/09/2017£155.00[Read More]
WineSkills Principles of Vinegrowing (intensive)

WineSkills Principles of Vinegrowing (intensive)

 

The aims of this four and a half day intensive course are to provide a good level of knowledge and understanding of vinegrowing (viticulture) to those who wish to start growing grapes, work in a vineyard, enter the wine trade, or have a strong interest in the world of wine.
During the course, vinegrowing theory is introduced in the morning session, then put into practice in the afternoon at the vineyard. The content is based on the seven-day Principles of Vinegrowing course, allowing a good understanding of viticulture in a short, intense, programme.

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Intensive 5 day Programme
29/08/201702/09/2017£650.00[Read More]
WineSkills Principles of Vinegrowing All Sessions (extensive)

WineSkills Principles of Vinegrowing All Sessions (extensive)

The aims of this course are to provide a good level of knowledge and understanding of vinegrowing (viticulture) to those who wish to start growing grapes, work in a vineyard, enter the wine trade, or who have a strong interest in the world of wine.
During the course, vinegrowing theory is introduced in the morning classroom sessions, then put into practice during the afternoon session in the vineyard.
This seven-day course follows the vinegrowing calendar and allows a good understanding of vineyard activities over an eight month period.

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Monthly Programme
20/11/201718/06/2018£810.00[Read More]
WineSkills Principles of Vinegrowing- individual sessions

WineSkills Principles of Vinegrowing- individual sessions

The aims of this course are to provide a good level of knowledge and understanding of vinegrowing (viticulture) to those who wish to start growing grapes, work in a vineyard, enter the wine trade, or who have a strong interest in the world of wine.


During the course, vinegrowing theory is introduced in the morning classroom sessions, then put into practice during the afternoon session in the vineyard.


This seven-day course follows the vinegrowing calendar and allows a good understanding of vineyard activities over an eight month period.

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(Day 1) Evaluate and Improve Vineyard Sites
20/11/201720/11/2017£135.00[Read More]
(Day 2) Select vine varietals and carry out winter pruning
08/01/201808/01/2018£135.00[Read More]
(Day 3) Propagate vines and manage their nutrition
19/02/201819/02/2018£135.00[Read More]
(Day 4) Plant and trellis vines
19/03/201819/03/2018£135.00[Read More]
(Day 5) Apply pesticides and manage wild plants in the vineyard
23/04/201823/04/2018£135.00[Read More]
(Day 6) Manage vineyard pests
21/05/201821/05/2018£135.00[Read More]
(Day 7) Manage vineyard canopies
18/06/201818/06/2018£135.00[Read More]
WineSkills Principles of Winemaking (intensive)

WineSkills Principles of Winemaking (intensive)

 

** COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED**

Please see alternative course (monthly sessions)

Principles of Winemaking- extensive

 

The aims of this one-week intensive course are to provide a good level of knowledge and understanding of winemaking (oenology) to those who wish to start making wine, work in a winery, enter the wine trade, or have a strong interest in the world of wine.
During the programme, winemaking theory is introduced in the morning session, then put into practice during the afternoon session in the winery.
It is based on the seven-day Principles of Winemaking course, and enables students to gain a good understanding of winery activities over a short, intense, period of time.

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04/09/201708/09/2017£675.00[Read More]
WineSkills Principles of Winemaking All Sessions (extensive)

WineSkills Principles of Winemaking All Sessions (extensive)

The aims of this course are to provide a good level of knowledge and understanding of winemaking (oenology) to those who wish to start making wine, work in a winery, enter the wine trade, or have a strong interest in the world of wine.
During this programme, winemaking theory is introduced in the morning, then put into practice in the practical winery sessions in the afternoon. This seven-day course follows the winemaking calendar and allows a good understanding of winery activities over a six-month period.

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30/08/201712/02/2018£810.00[Read More]
WineSkills Principles of Winemaking- individual sessions

WineSkills Principles of Winemaking- individual sessions

The aims of this course are to provide a good level of knowledge and understanding of winemaking (oenology) to those who wish to start making wine, work in a winery, enter the wine trade, or have a strong interest in the world of wine.
During this programme, winemaking theory is introduced in the morning, then put into practice in the practical winery sessions in the afternoon. This seven-day course follows the winemaking calendar and allows a good understanding of winery activities over a six-month period.

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(Day 1) Prepare for harvest:
30/08/201730/08/2017£135.00[Read More]
(Day 2) Process grapes to juice: 
11/09/201711/09/2017£135.00[Read More]
(Day 3) Perform white fermentations:  
12/09/201712/09/2017£135.00[Read More]
(Day 4) Outline red wine production:  
16/10/201716/10/2017£135.00[Read More]
(Day 5) Discuss wine clarification:
27/11/201727/11/2017£135.00[Read More]
(Day 6) Discuss wine stability and bottling: 
15/01/201815/01/2018£135.00[Read More]
(Day 7) Outline sparkling wine production:
12/02/201812/02/2018£135.00[Read More]