**POSTPONED- VESTA- Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop

**This workshop is cancel due to the blizzard notice for South Dakota. It will be reschedule.  Please make sure you cancel your hotel reservation for this event.  We will be in communication to reschedule. **

Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) and South Dakota State University are hosting a Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop in cooperation with the SD Specialty Producers Association and University of Minnesota, April 11-12 at Mitchell Technical Institute, Mitchell, SD.

Thurs., April 11, from 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. will feature white wines, and Fri., April 12, from 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. will feature red wines.

This workshop will benefit winemakers, cellar workers, winery staff, and wine enthusiasts who seek a deeper understanding of these topics and their impact on a winery’s success. Workshop attendees will be guided through sensory test methods to access perceived differences and preferences in wine.

Topics include:

  • Welcome and Introduction to Tasting
  • White Sensory Standards
  • Red Sensory Standards
  • Descriptive Wine Analysis of White 
  • Descriptive Analysis of Red Wines
  • Evaluating Palate Attributes: Alcohol, 
Acid, and Tannin
  • Wine Defects
  • Wine Competition Methodology and 
Professional Wine Rating Systems
  • Special addition to this class: A flight each of Itasca and Marquette wines on the white and red days, complements of the University of Minnesota (UMN) Grape Breeding and Enology. Itasca is a hardy white wine grape was released by UMN in 2016.

A certificate will be awarded for the completion of this workshop.

Day 1 White Wines costs $150/person and Day 2 Red Wines costs $150/person ($175/person each day after April 1, 2019) or register for both days for $275/person ($300 per person after April 1, 2019). There is also an additional discount of $25/day for multiple participants signed up from the same winery or vineyard. (No charge to VESTA students currently enrolled in VIN 266 – Sensory Evaluation of Wines)

The class is limited to 40 people.

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