This tasting event is for wine enthusiasts to practice flavor description and enjoy the experience.
This live webinar is not open for registration
Saturday March 18 , 2023
At 01:00 PM EDT
What wine pros never teach you in wine appreciation classes
Wine enthusiasts eager to learn more about wine often enroll in professional certification programs like the WSET or the Court of Sommeliers. While their wine educators are very knowledgeable about viticulture, winemaking, and wine regions, they often fail to help you describe what you smell or taste in wine with confidence.
Wine educators use rigid frameworks and tasting grids assuming everyone would understand each word and concept and use them the same way.
Worse, when you disagree with their wine description, you assume that you’re wrong and they are right.
The good news
You’re also right because there’s no right or wrong wine flavor description. And they are wrong to assume we all smell and taste the same way. That’s discounting how our human senses operate.
Humans vary immensely in their smell and taste abilities due to our genetics and different cultural background. That’s why we speak a different flavor language.
Unlike traditional wine educators, sensory scientists like me are trained to help align the flavor language among tasters, with simple smell training techniques. And we teach you how to minimize any bias that can alter your wine appreciation.
Imagine attending a wine tasting and sharing confidently your tasting notes with the wine pro.
Not only will you feel happy to share, but the wine pros will appreciate you. So many people are afraid to speak up in front of these pros. But they love when you relate your experience with their wine selection.
Let me invite you to my monthly tutored tasting.
The theme is late harvest wines.
Each tasting session is a tutored sensory tasting for wine enthusiasts to practice flavor description with two to three wine styles…and enjoy!
You will learn a proven framework to help you discern typical flavors and improve your enjoyment of different wine styles.
Hi, I'm Isabelle
Isabelle Lesschaeve, PhD
Principal, InnoVinum Academy and Lead instructor
I'm the Founder and Principal of InnoVinum Academy, an online education platform created to demystify wine-tasting rituals.
I teach and coach serious wine lovers worldwide to sharpen their tasting skills using a sensory science framework.
I earned my Ph.D. in Sensory Science from the University of Burgundy, France, and have worked in the wine industry for over 20 years.
I was born and raised in Champagne, which has certainly defined my passion for sparkling wine.
My grandmother, Pauline, put one drop of Champagne on my lips when I was 6 months old. This event was certainly the determining event that propelled my career as a wine sensory scientist.
France versus Germany wine tasting
What’s included during this one-hour session?
A review of the regional wine aromas;
A tutorial to practice sensory description of wine (it’s different from the deductive or systematic approaches);
Specific instructions to be ready when the live session starts;
A tutored tasting of 2 wine styles from each region, on-going coaching, and a Q&A session.
By the end of this tasting, you’ll feel more confident in:
Describing the wine aromas of the different varietal wines
Assessing the regional style that you enjoy the most
Appreciating the flavor nuances of the tasted wines.
Hosted only once this month
This tutored tasting happens: March 18, 2023 at 10 AM PST, 1 PM EST, 6 PM UK time.
US $37 on March 16
Places are limited to allow participants to ask questions and interact with the instructor.