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Winemaker Mike Mazey's unique guide to maximizing enjoyment and confidence when buying, drinking and talking about wine

What you'll learn
  • Learn to connect the grapegrowing and winemaking processes to what you are smelling and tasting in your glass.
  • Go step-by-step through the process of tasting.
  • Discover techniques for training both your palate and your memory for detecting aromas and flavours.
  • Learn a unique 3-step approach to building and expanding your wine knowledge over your lifetime.
  • Collect ideas for your next wine tasting by replicating some of the demonstrations in the course.
  • Learn not just the label jargon but the approaches to classifying quality that underpin them.
  • Wine glasses, corkscrew, maybe a decanter if you already have one, and wine!
  • A passion for wanting to get the most out of your wine tasting

Build Your Confidence with Wine and Maximize Your Drinking Pleasure

Life is too short not to get the most out of your wine drinking experience. When your confidence in wine is strengthened, you will experience these joyful moments far more frequently and with a heightened sense of both awareness and pleasure, based on the knowledge, skills and insight that you will gain in this course.

Along the way, learn how to tackle potential obstacles to your wine enjoyment, such as:

  • The anxiety you might feel when choosing a single bottle from the hundreds on the shelves of your wine store
  • Choosing a wine from a restaurant wine list when none of the producers on offer are known to you
  • Overcoming the feeling of not being able to detect any single, identifiable aroma or flavour in a wine
  • Being confused over which wine to pair with which food because of the conflicting advice that is out there
  • Not being able to understand what the terms on the wine label are indicating to you
  • Knowing when to reject a wine because of a wine fault
  • Selecting a wine for yourself or others based on their dietary choice or allergies

Practical demonstrations for those ‘aha’ moments

Mike Mazey is not only a flying winemaker but a seasoned educator. Throughout the course, Mike applies his teaching experience to practical demonstrations that lead to a deeper understanding of wine. Feel free to replicate these demonstrations and tasting suggestions at your next home wine tasting with friends and family and relish the ‘aha’ moments that will surely follow.

Wine’s Tipping Points

Throughout the course, you will be presented with both knowledge and practical suggestions that will build your wine confidence. The course structure is designed so that key insights are reached before going to the next level in a 3-step process for each of the three main wine types. This provides the framework for a lifetime of fun and fulfilment as your wine knowledge and experience grows.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is designed for anyone who has a healthy interest in wine and wants to learn more. As such, no previous knowledge is required.
  • People at all levels of wine knowledge will benefit from the approach this course takes as ways of broadening and deepening your understanding are explained at each of the 3 levels built into the framework.
  • Those who are studying for WSET certificates at level 2 or above in English, especially when English is not their mother tongue, will benefit from the slow, clear explanation of the more technical concepts discussed in the course.
Course Provider

Mike Mazey - Udemy

Delivery Method

On Demand

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