SommDay School Workshops with Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser - Napa- April 11-13, 2018

SOMMDAY SCHOOL Workshops instructed by Tim Gaiser Master Sommelier

Our hands-on SommDay School workshops are designed for students in the food, beverage, and hospitality industry who are just starting their Sommelier education journey, and ideal for those looking to improve further their service and tasting skills. These day-long intensive workshops were developed by Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser and Napa Valley Wine Academy. The goal of each 6-hour session is aimed at helping waitstaff, bartenders, F&B managers, wine buyers, winery tasting room staff and anyone else working in the food and wine industry to hone their tasting and service skills, as well as better prepare those interested in pursuing sommelier certification exams such as Society of Wine Educators and the Wine & Spirit Education Trust examinations. 

Introduction Sommelier Tasting Workshop: April 11, 2018 10 am to 4 pm 

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1-Day Professional Wine Tasting Workshop for Sommelier Students will cover the following topics:

  • The Master Sommelier Deductive Tasting Method and correct terminology
  • Palate calibration:
    • Oak vs. no oak; earth vs. no earth; acidity-low vs. high, alcohol (same) & tannin (same); pyrazines vs. terpenes
    • The major white varieties and their major markers and paradigms
    • The major red varieties and their major markers and paradigms
    • Major wine faults and how to ID them
  • Tasting of 18 wines using the MS tasting grid.

Sommelier Service Workshop: April 12, 2018, 10 am to 4 pm

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1-Day Professional Sommelier Service Workshop for Sommelier Students

  • The attitude, demeanor and professional behavior of the Sommelier
  • Communication skills – speaking and listening with confidence
  • Service basics -mise en place and more
  • Champagne service
  • Decanting red wine
  • Food & wine pairing basics
  • Wine list construction basics
  • Dealing with customer service challenges

Advanced Sommelier Tasting Workshop: April 13th, 2018, 10 am to 4 pm

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1-Day Professional Wine Tasting Workshop for Sommelier Students will cover the following topics:

  • The Master Sommelier Deductive Tasting Method and correct terminology
  • Palate calibration:
    • Oak vs. no oak; earth vs. no earth; acidity-low vs. high, alcohol (same) & tannin (same); pyrazines vs. terpenes
    • The major white varieties and their major markers and paradigms
    • The major red varieties and their major markers and paradigms
    • Major wine faults and how to ID them
  • Tasting of 18 wines using the MS tasting grid.