Experiencing Wine: Everything you need to expertly evaluate wine.

Designed For
Tasting room managers, restaurant owners, catering managers and wine enthusiasts will get everything you need to expertly evaluate wine, and share that insight with others!
October 2017 (dates TBD)
OSU Campus
100 Wiegand Hall, 3051 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
1.6 CEUs
Explore Wine
You'll get to try a wine expert's favorite wines, with over 30 wines from Oregon, Washington, and around the world.

Learn how to expertly evaluate wine and SAVE 10% with advance registration! Use code WINE10 and save!

OSU Wine Tasting Weekend OregonWant to expertly experience & evaluate wine, without spending months (or years) and thousands of dollars?

In this two-day exclusive course, you’ll be exposed to a range of wines, and gain everything you need to be able to critically evaluate wine with authority, and communicate that expertise to others.

A Special Wine Tasting Weekend in Oregon

In this one-of-a-kind course in the heart of the Willamette Valley, you have the opportunity to learn from Dr. Elizabeth Tomasino, sensory scientist and international wine expert.

As a participant, you’ll not only learn all about wine tasting, but you’ll also sample a plethora of wine styles from around the world. And you’ll receive immediate feedback on your sensitivity to a range of flavors and odors in wine.

What Can You Expect From This Wine Program

This fun and focused program is designed so you’ll gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the essential aspects of sensory evaluation that are often overlooked in most wine tastings.

By the end of the weekend, you’ll learn:

  • An introduction to wine tasting
  • White & red winemaking
  • Taste & mouth feel of wine
  • Wine aromatics and wine spoilage

Each session consists of an introduction to the topic with a brief lecture and specific examples or standards for tasting. The remainder of each section provides a range of wines chosen to highlight the session topic.

Learn from a Renowned Wine Expert

Dr. Elizabeth Tomasino is a sensory scientist in the OSU Food Science and Technology department and the Oregon Wine Research Institute. Elizabeth has spoken internationally and is regarded as one of the foremost experts on wine sensory analysis and flavor chemistry.

So, you'll get two-days to learn directly from the person who consults with 'big wine' and you'll be able to pass on that knowledge to your friends, colleagues and customers!

To get started and be recognized for your wine expertise, simply register today before the class fills up!

Explore Amazing Wine

Each section provides a range of wines chosen to highlight the session topic. You'll not only learn all about wine tasting but also be exposed to a range of wines and wine styles from around the world.

Some of the wines include:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Tomasino

    Dr. Elizabeth Tomasino is an Assistant Professor of Enology at OSU. She has had the opportunity to study the wine industry world-wide, including in Europe and New Zealand. Her research interests lie in wine sensory analysis and flavor chemistry. A main research includes determining relationships between sensory and chemical data, particularly those aroma compounds important for wine quality and regional differentiation. Other interests include the determination of global/regional/sub-regional wine styles, use of sensory analysis for wine education and understanding of consumer preferences, and the influence of non volatile components to wine aroma.