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Wine & Champagne Crash Course & it's Fun!

I hold a degree in "Enology" the science of wine from the UC Davis. I am a master wine/sparkling wine/Champagne expert.
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Created by Tareq Salahi
Last updated 12/2014
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  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Taste wines at a winery or restaurant and you will be confident in analyzing wines or Champagnes
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  • Download my wine tasting guide notes in this program for additional details for my crash course in wine tasting 101

This crash course on wine tasting is the perfect introduction for beginners with little to no background on the subject, and it comes with a printable cheat sheet. Learn how to properly taste, pour and identify wines and sparkling wines/Champagnes around 30 minutes!

The course is broken down into these primary segments, which is also the proper order to taste:

I. White Wines

II. Red Wines

III. Sparkling Wines/Champagnes produced methode champenoise


Who is the target audience?
  • This crash course wine tasting course is designed for beginners or waiters that want to learn how to properly taste and conduct sensory evaluation and wine analysis.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 6 Lectures Collapse All 6 Lectures 47:06
Wine & Sparkling Wine/Champagne Introductions
2 Lectures 02:06

Welcome and your class notes to the wine crash course presented by your host and wine expert, Tareq.

Welcome! First - please print these wine crash course notes.
9 pages

Welcome & Introduction
Section I: White Wines
4 Lectures 36:00
Section I: White Wines

In this section you will learn how to conduct red wine tastings including sensory evaluations

Section II: Red Wines

In this section you will learn how to conduct Sparkling wine / Champagne tastings including sensory evaluations and how Sparkling wines are produced methode champenoise.

Preview 11:10

Thank you for taking the crash courses, and stay tuned for other future programs! Cheers!

Conclusion - Cheers!
About the Instructor
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Master Wine Expert with Enology degree from U. California - Davis

As a Internationally renowned wine expert, I have 40 years’ experience in the industry, beginning with helping my father at our family’s winery when I was a child. I later received my Bachelor’s of Science in Enology from the University of California, Davis, known for offering the best university enology program in the world. My thesis at UC-Davis was on Méthode Champenoise production; thus, while I’m an expert in all areas of wine production and education, I also have a sub-expertise in sparkling wines/champagnes.

Since then, I’ve produced a Top 10 Sparkling Wine, as ranked worldwide by Wine Enthusiast Magazine; been awarded Program of the Year: Wine and Food Pairing by MPI; served the Commonwealth of Virginia as the Wine Representative to Virginia Tourism; and received Cruise Lines and Hotels’ award for Wine Education Program of the Year by Connoisseur Traveler.

Meanwhile, I served as Winemaker/Owner of a winery, hosted TV shows related to epicurean programs in development via Connoisseur Traveler, chaired the Virginia Wine Tourism Office, served as Wine Educator on Wine Cruises for International Cruise Lines and have performed as Wine Show Presenter for Steakhouse chains, attending dozens of restaurant openings across the country, where I taught staff how to properly taste, serve and store wine.

Additionally, I’ve appeared on local and national TV programs – including the CW Network and NBC – in my role as wine expert and educator.

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