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Intensive Tasting Proficiency Training

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Come attend this two-evening course, hosted by the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute at ISU, to examine the critical evaluation of wines! Participants will learn a variety of skills in wine evaluation to become proficient in tasting wines critically. The workshop begins with the major components in wine including sugars, acids, alcohols and tannins. Exercises will be completed in white and red wine aroma identification, varietal identification, wine flaws and faults, and consistency in scoring among others. This workshop is targeted toward consumers, specifically those who are wine enthusiasts! If you have already participated in previous Intensive Tasting Proficiency Training sessions, we encourage you to attend and re-train. The exercises remain the same, but the wines are different every time. There is always something new to learn and sensory training takes practice. Pre-registration is required to attend this course. Registration must be completed online prior to midnight, Nov. 1. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend this event.

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Intensive Tasting Proficiency Training

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Presented by the MGWII Staff

Participants will learn a variety of skills in wine evaluation to become proficient in tasting wines critically. The workshop begins with the major components in wine including sugars, acids, alcohols and tannins. Exercises will be completed in white and red wine aroma identification, varietal identification, wine flaws and faults, and consistency in scoring among others.

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Iowa Winemakers Roundtable

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SPACE IS LIMITED to the first 12 interested winemakers for our series of Iowa Winemaker's Roundtable events we'll be hosting over the course of the upcoming year. We are requiring a minimum of five winemakers confirmed to participate in order to host these events around the state, so feel free to invite your neighboring winery colleagues! 

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Intensive Tasting Proficiency Training

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https://www.extension.iastate.edu/wine/peopleParticipants will learn a variety of skills in wine evaluation to become proficient in tasting wines critically. The workshop begins with the major components in wine including sugars, acids, alcohols and tannins. Exercises will be completed in white and red wine aroma identification, varietal identification, wine flaws and faults, and consistency in scoring among others.

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Wine Cocktails

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Erin Norton will teach the fundamentals of making a delicious wine cocktails.  We will try several summer options featuring Iowa wines.   Then class will get a little hands-on and in small groups participants will create a cocktail to sample with the entire class.  Erin will include winter wine cocktail recipes like mulled wine and something special for Thanksgiving.

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