A Complete Wine Tasting Experience from OSU

Designed For
Those who want to learn how to expertly evaluate wine, including novice and advanced wine enthusiasts, tasting room managers, and catering and restaurant managers.
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On-site | One day in each Corvallis and Newberg, OR
New Lower Price! $249
Two days
1.6 Units | 16 Hours
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Nestled in the Willamette Valley wine region, Oregon State University has a rich history of training wine industry leaders. Designed for novice and advanced wine connoisseurs alike, Sensory Evaluation of Sparkling Wine course is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore the aspects of sparkling wine, aiming to help participants gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the essential aspects of sensory evaluation that are often overlooked in most wine tastings.

Through lectures and guided tastings of a range of sparkling wines from around the world, course participants will be exposed to the topics of sparkling winemaking, taste, mouthfeel, aromatics and spoilage. By the end of this two-day course, students will be able to critically evaluate wine with authority and communicate that expertise to others.

This course is taught by OSU sensory scientist, Dr. Elizabeth Tomasino, a foremost expert on wine sensory analysis and flavor chemistry, and features one day at award-winning Argyle Winery in Newberg, Oregon.

Interested in a comprehensive red and white wine sensory evaluation experience? Join us for Sensory Evaluation of Wine.




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  • An in-depth introduction to wine tasting
  • How sparkling wines are made
  • Understanding taste, smell and mouthfeel of wine
  • How to identify wine spoilage
  • How to accurately evaluate wine and communicate that information to others
  • Dr. Elizabeth Tomasino

    Tomasino Professor of Cider Making

    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.