Inside Bordeaux by Jane Anson
About the Wine workshop
Why can we detect specific aromas such as pepper, violet, vanilla etc. in wine? Explore and learn the Chemistry behind Wine Aromatics! Join us at Eleanor Wine Academy in Amsterdam Prinsengracht for an exciting wine tasting workshop, led by Sietze Wijma from The Art of Tasting.
What you can expect:
🍷 Exploring Flavor and Aroma Compounds in Wine: Understand how different grape varieties, winemaking techniques, and microorganisms contribute to the wonderful world of wine flavors.
👨🔬 Guided by Flavor Chemistry Specialist: Sietze Wijma, with an MSc in Sensory Science, will unveil the origins of 10 significant flavour compounds found in red wine, including rotundone, eucalyptol, and TCA.
🍇 Hands-On Learning: Sample 11 glasses of the same neutral wine, with 10 of them enhanced by a single aroma compound, making it easier for you to recognize specific flavors.
🧐 Test Your Skills: The session will wrap up with a fun blind recognition activity to put your newfound tasting skills to the test.
This workshop is perfect for intermediate-level wine students (WSET 2 and above) and enthusiasts who want to elevate their wine-tasting expertise. Limited places available! 🥂📚🍇
About the presenter Sietze Wijma, the Art of Tasting
Sietze, hailing from the Netherlands, is a Wine and Beer Enthusiast. Through his company, "The Art of Tasting," he curates one-of-a-kind tasting experiences, shares his knowledge on flavor chemistry, and assists professionals and connoisseurs in refining their tasting skills. His professional background includes prior employment in England with a manufacturer specializing in flavor compounds. Sietze is currently pursuing the WSET Diploma, holds the title of an Advanced Cicerone®️, and a Master of Science degree in Sensory Science.
Booking terms and conditions
Payment in full must be made at the time of booking and places are not confirmed until payment has been received. Unfortunately we cannot take provisional bookings.
Cancellations and transfers
- Cancellations and transfers can be made up to three weeks before the event.
- Cancellations within 10 working days are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another event.
- If you need to change a name on the booking, please give us as much notice as possible.
- Eleanor Wine Academy reserves the right to cancel an event. If necessary, a full refund or transfer will be offered.
Please note: The sample list and speaker/s may be subject to change.
An extremely interesting and interactive experience done by people who enjoy the art of wine.
I am very satisfied. I took only part to the exam but I find everything likable. I recommend this school!
The teacher has very good teaching skills. 3 hours learning about wines feel like 10 minutes.
Top Class! The course is very interesting and interactive. I recommend!
I applied from Japan, was able to take all coursework online, and when I arrived in Amsterdam was able to go straight into my exam.
Fun, and gives a new perspective on wine.
Well structured, very professional, friendly, felt like I learned a lot.
Broaden my wine knowledge and strengthen my appreciation of wine (and its origin).
Thank you for the great course!!!
Nothing to change, everything is good!
Very well organized and good material.
It was fun and interesting.
Everything has been as good as I expected, I have learned a lot! The teacher, Vittoria is great. I'm looking forward to taking next level 2.
I really enjoyed Level 2 course. Didn't expect it to be so detailed and professional, very glad I chose this school for the course.