Sensory Development and Wine Styles HOST 9112

The ability to assess the value and character of a wine is essential to a successful sommelier. Through our Sensory Development and Wine Styles course, develop your palate, your ability to discern quality and value and your ability to evaluate wines by colour, weight, alcohol, taste, flavour, texture, complexity and finish. Learn to recognize poor quality, wine faults and spoilage; learn what causes the taint; and explore possible corrective actions. Learn to recognize wines by style and taste profile in order to judge typicity and to provide sound advice about wine and food pairing. Finally, become familiar with various cooking techniques, learn various strategies for pairing wine and food and get exposure to wine service skills.


You must be at least 19 years of age. You must have completed our HOST 9111 Methods of Wine Production course.

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(includes materials used in class)

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There are no classes currently scheduled for this course; however, check back often to see if we have developed additional schedules for fall and winter (through to April). If you would like to receive an email notification when the spring/summer term (May to August) is released, complete our sign-up form.

Some courses require you to purchase a textbook. The cost of the textbook is not included in the course fee unless otherwise indicated. If there is a textbook assigned for this course, it will be listed on the bookstore website.