APCOR Wine Faults Workshops: Chicago, Dec 6 (Tenzing) and Miami, Dec 7 (Miami Culinary Institute)

On behalf of the Portuguese Cork Association (APCOR), Dr. Paulo Lopes (Head of Research at Amorim), Master Sommelier Fernando Beteta of Tenzing: A Wine & Spirits Company, and the Miami Culinary Institute (MCI)we would like to invite you to join us for a technical wine faults workshop on Thursday, December 6 at 10:00 am (Chicago) and Friday, December 7 at 10:00 am (Miami).    

Essential to any member of the service industry (or wine lover for that matter), knowing the role that oxygen plays in sealing wine is crucial for identifying flaws when opening a bottle of wine for guests.

In this highly educational workshop, Dr. Paulo Lopes will present the latest published research on how oxygen reaches sealed wine, and the effect it has on wine development – even in excess or absence – over time. This will be followed by a highly informative demonstration of 6 wine faults in the glass with samples for practical audience participation.

Questions addressed will include:

  • How does the oxygen get into the wine – if it does get in?
  • How much oxygen is beneficial?
  • What is the best closure for wine?
  • What faults can be found in wine and how do you detect them?

These and many other questions will be answered at this unique wine faults workshop. The workshop will begin at 10:00 am and conclude at 12:00 pm, followed by light bites and an opportunity to speak with Dr. Lopes until 1:00 pm.

To RSVP or make an inquiry, please contact Josh Zoland at jzoland@colangelopr.com 


Thursday, December 6
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tenzing: A Wine & Spirits Company
Space limited to 30 seats, first-come first-served. RSVP required.


Friday, December 7
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Food and Wine Demonstration Theater 
Miami Culinary Institute at Miami Dade College
Space limited to 45 seats, first-come first-served. RSVP required.