Smell, Taste, and Identify Wine Aroma with Confidence


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The PATH to Aroma Description Proficiency

A Proven System for Mastering Wine Aroma Identification and Feel Confident Sharing your Experience Every Time You Smell and Taste a Glass of Wine

The PATH to Aroma Description Proficiency

is the only online program of its kind that teaches you the fundamentals of wine tasting and takes you

through structured training to enhance your aroma description skills week after week.

Let’s talk about who this unique program is for

You are passionate about learning more about wine, you spend time online, reading the book classics, or attending virtual tastings whenever you can, and you have realized you need to enhance your tasting skills to make progress.

Whether you are:

A wine lover, wanting to discover the aroma and wine styles that you like or don’t like. You want to understand what makes a wine taste great.

A wine enthusiast, when reading wine descriptions, wondering if you are tasting a different wine than the one on the label or if someone made up stories about the wine for you.

A student who works toward a wine certification program, wanting to pass with honor the blind tasting exams and write precise tasting notes.

A professional working in the wine industry or hospitality services, wanting to better advise your customers on the wine styles they may purchase.

Then you are in the right place.  

Let me tell you exactly how the PATH system will give you the foundational knowledge, tools, and on-going support that will lead you to the level of aroma description proficiency you are ready to commit for now.

By the end of this program, you will have

  • Experienced the different wine sensory perceptions (aroma, taste, and mouthfeel) and the complexities related to aroma perceptions.
  • Understood how to learn wine aromas by association and that you can describe them using categorization principles.
  • Adopted consistent tasting practices to minimize biases that can hinder aroma perception and description.
  • Become familiar and confident to identify 6 typical wine aromas (Level 1, a 4-week program); 24 typical wine aromas (Level 2, an 8-week program); 42 typical wine aromas (Level 3, a 12-week program).
  • Connected with a community of like-minded wine lovers eager to sharpen their smelling and tasting skills. 
  • Unlimited access to the program, including all the videos and supported documents for the program lifetime

"This course is an excellent introduction to wine tasting. Although I already know the material, I found her presentation fascinatingHighly recommended."

Dr. Ann C. Noble
Professor Emeritus - University of California at Davis

 "Isabelle is extremely knowledgeable, patient, pragmatic, and helpful. Thank you for the course content and for putting me on a solid path as I continue my journey to enhance my wine tasting skills.

Steve Snow
Wine enthusiast and Founding Member of this course

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Read what the Founding Members of this course have to say

 "I took the WSET Level 1 and Level 2 courses in which I learned the wine lexicon and discovered 40 aromas. However, I was not taught about the potential aroma sources or how to practice aroma identification at home. I now feel more confident to train myself and to describe wine aroma.

Dariusz Dudziak
Wine sales consultant, UK

 "Isabelle has put together a different wine appreciation course focused on the aroma of wine, and she even shows you how to make the aroma at home. This course is very relevant for the wine enthusiast.  

Rob Hodge
Wine Enthusiast, Australia

 " I took this course to develop my ability to detect and describe the component aromas in wine. The program presented excellent background information for a better understanding of the entire olfactory process and an organization system to categorize the spectrum of aromas found in wine."

Steve Snow
Wine Enthusiast, US

"This course takes the wine tasting experience to specific ways of learning I have never had before. It's a foundation class that will help me take this skill, keep practicing, and get better and better.
I need to continue to practice like with a musical instrument.

Tasha Standridge
Winemaking Intern, US

Discover the PATH Program

Isabelle Lesschaeve

I am a wine sensory scientist with more than 25 years of experience in training enthusiasts like you to taste wine consistently. I actually wrote my doctoral thesis on ways to improve tasters' performances when describing food and beverages.

I love teaching and coaching people. It is so rewarding to see the transformation wine tasters go through after this course. They go from being hesitant and unsecured to confident, curious, and so engaged to sharpen their tasting skills continuously. I look forward to helping you achieve the same transformation.

When you enroll during this special, limited time period, you will get:

Up to 6 Modules establishing the basics of good sensory practices in wine tasting and demonstrating the practical steps to learn and identify familiar and new aromas in wine.

The opportunity to upgrade to a different program level when you feel ready

Weekly short assignments to help build your skills and confidence prior to practicing aroma description.

The recipe to prepare homemade standards and a cue card describing the potential source of each aroma learned during the Home Practice modules.

A practical system enabling you to continue your home practice after completing any level of the Path to Aroma Description Proficiency.

Plus these bonuses to sustain your progress along your selected path

A dedicated instructor, Isabelle, who will support you online through the course community platform.

A weekly one-hour office hour (recorded) during which you can join live and interact with Isabelle.

Live weekly training and tutored tasting sessions (recorded) for students enrolled in the Path Levels 2 and 3 (starting on Module 5).

An active and supportive community of students to ask for help or exchange experiences and tips during the course and after.

Plus You'll be backed by a Risk-Free 14-Day Guarantee

The PATH to Aroma Description Proficiency' is designed to equip you with everything you need to transform your ability to articulate the aroma you perceive in a glass of wine.  

We will drip one new module every week to give you plenty of time to watch the lessons, read the supporting documents, if any, and do a short assignment.

Most students go through the materials in less than two hours every week, including the live Q&A session.

After going through the first two modules, you will be ready to tackle the program's practical part and start applying what you learned.

 We back up our program with a 100% risk-free guarantee. If by 5PM Eastern US time on Friday, February 19, 2021, you don't feel confident the PATH program is for you, show us your completed course work and we will get your money back.

Please note that eligibility for a refund has a firm deadline of 5 PM Eastern US time on Friday, February 19, 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Yes, absolutely. You can watch the lessons and do the assignments on your own terms. You have access to the materials for the lifetime of the course and access to a supportive PATH community as described in each level. You can do it!

Each live Q&A sessions and live practice sessions are recorded. The recording is uploaded the following business day for you to review.

You can upgrade to Level 2 or Level 3 before finishing your course level. Contact us to do so.

It is likely, but undefined at the moment. You can join now at no-risk and you can access to all the materials and recorded sessions for the lifetime of the course.

Yes, we will offer you the opportunity to subscribe to the PATH community and continue practicing regularly with your fellow students and your instructor.

Do you have any questions?

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Program levels and Pricing - Payment plans available

An upgrade to the next program level is possible upon request any time between February 5 and April 2, 2021