This 16-week course is a detailed analysis of wine using American Sommelier’s methodology of interpretation. Students are taught how to gather sensory data using visual, aroma, and flavor cues to make supportable deductions about the contents of their glass. Blind Tasting is the synthesis of empirical data gathering and the student’s theoretical knowledge. The course culminates in a final exam that requires students to profoundly describe, analyze, and name the contents of six glasses within 24 minutes.
This course is recommended for individuals who have the American Sommelier Viticulture & Vinification Certificate (or similar qualification). Students who have taken comparable classes elsewhere may gauge their own knowledge using our online questionnaire or contact the office to discuss. Upon successful completion of the Blind Tasting Course, students are awarded the Silver Pin. Graduates of both Viti-Vini and Blind Tasting are awarded the Gold Pin.
Graduates of Blind Tasting…
Are confident in their ability to make honest, unbiased assessments of wine based on sensory perceptions
Comfortable recognizing and identifying 30+ benchmark wine styles
Who should take Blind Tasting?
Students with strong theoretical wine knowledge
Industry professionals wanting to move their career forward
Industry professionals wanting to add a new dimension to their knowledge and increase their ability to make better, smarter wine lists and pairings
Consumers looking for a unique and challenging educational opportunity
Students who want to compete in sommelier competitions
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Blind Tasting Course start dates are contingent on a minimum enrollment of 10 students. American Sommelier will notify enrolled students should there be a need to reschedule or cancel a scheduled session.
To enroll in a Payment Plan, please contact the American Sommelier office.
Tuition is non-refundable. By registering online you are agreeing to all terms & conditions of enrollment.