Niner Wine Estates, located in Paso Robles wine country, will offer an Olfactory Evaluation of Wine class to wine enthusiasts on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 2-5 p.m. This introductory class is intended for the wine-lover or industry professional who wishes to expand their wine knowledge, through olfactory analysis. The cost to attend is $125 per student.
Often referred to as the most challenging aspect of evaluating wine quality, olfactory analysis is also one of the most important and most revealing. This complex process of interpreting the aroma of a particular wine can be overwhelming for many wine enthusiasts. French Perfumer and International Wine Consultant, Alexandre Schmitt, will lead students through this complex process as he explores and identifies many of the popular and favorable aromatic compounds found in wine, like those of plants, spices and fruits, and teach students how to properly identify common defects in wine, like the wet cardboard smell that is often perceived in a “corked” wine. With olfaction education, wine-lovers will become more confident in evaluating and communicating wine quality.
Alexandre Schmitt is an international icon in the world of olfaction education. After spending a number of years in London and Paris creating perfumes for leading brands, Alexandre went on to teach perfumery at the Bordeaux Pharmacy University and now teaches olfaction to professionals at the Bordeaux Oenology University and to Winemakers and industry professionals world-wide. For more information on Alexandre Schmitt, please visit www.wineandflavors.com.
The olfaction class held at Niner Wine Estates on March 31, 2012 will be the first class of its kind offered to the general public by Alexandre Schmitt in the United States. Class space is limited and reservations are required. Please RSVP to Niner Wine Estates at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (805) 239-2233, ext. 11. The class will be held at the Niner Wine Estates Hospitality Center located at 2400 Highway 46 West, Paso Robles, California 93446.
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About Niner Wine Estates
Niner Wine Estates is the visionary initiative of Richard Niner, who believes that a blend of exceptional people, vineyards, tools, and ideas is the key to creating world-class wines and providing a one-of-a-kind experience in the heart of Paso Robles wine country. Since its founding in 2001, the Niner Wine Estates portfolio of award-winning wines has grown to include Rhône, Italian and Bordeaux varietals, including their flagship Bordeaux blend, Fog Catcher. An independent, family-owned company, Niner Wine Estates is dedicated to making exceptional wines using the best of traditional winemaking methods and cutting-edge technologies. In the state-of-the-art winery that recently earned LEED-Silver certification, Winemaker Amanda Cramer shepherds estate-grown fruit from Bootjack Ranch and Heart Hill Vineyard into wines that express terroir and elegance. For more information about Niner Wine Estates, please call (805) 239-2233, or visit www.ninerwine.com. Niner Wine Estates is located at 2400 Highway 46 West, Paso Robles, CA 93446.