It was always 5PM in my Wine & Beverage class

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone!

Man it feels good to be back on the blogging and Yelp grind. I am so glad the semester is over because it's been lots of hard work, rough, and stressful. I'd like to share with you my experience in my Wine & Beverage class.

First I'd like to say there's definitely a lot more to wine than what you see, smell, taste, and hear. Wine and Beverage was no joke! There was a lot to learn especially in fifteen weeks and a lot to remember and it was a lot for me to handle. I mean there's different countries, regions, grape varieties, bottling, fermentation methods, and a lot more.

The class is 2.5 hours and we spend 1/2 of the class lecturing and 1/4 of the class  tasting and analyzing the wine/beverage. The other 1/2 of the class is spent setting up for class and cleaning up.

Here is a glimpse of some of the wines we've tried:

French Red Wine
I've learned through a few of my classes that I'm not a super huge fan of red wine. The French red wines we tried were quite dry, high in acidity, and had a tad of bitterness.

 Wines from Southern Hemisphere, Austrailia, New Zealand & South Africa
We also tried wines from Southern Hemisphere, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Most of the wine smelled fruity, herbaceous, and like passion fruits. However, the taste of it was dry, lingers, and a bit of high acidity. I wasn't a fan.

German Wines
I actually enjoyed the German Wines class because German is the Riesling country and the wines we tried were all refreshing and had good acidity. They smelled amazing like pear, citrus,floral, and apples.

Champagne
My favorite class and tasting was the Champagne class. My favorite one was the Moscato by Cupcake because it was sweet and tasted like lychee. I would like to purchase a bottle of this at some point. I liked most of the Champagne we tried and it smelled amazing very buttery, apple, pear-like, and rich.

Beer & Sake
Our very last lecture class and tasting was a beer and sake class. Honestly, I'm not a fan of beer or sake. It was an interesting class because I always wondered how or what ingredients make beer. As for sake, I learned a little bit more about what I knew already.

Although this wasn't my best class nor did I know too much about wine and beer when I first started, I feel I do know a sufficient amount of information now. I feel a little more experienced in looking for wine to purchase at retail stores and I am so happy that I was taught on how to analyze wine, how to smell and taste wine. 

I've never been a fan of wine before either, but I am definitely going to seek out opportunities for wine tasting this summer and improve my wine knowledge.

Comments

  1. I loved reading about your Wine and Beverage classes. I've only done a couple of short tastings at a local winery but I think I'm beginning to recognize what I like and what I don't like. I love the way you are taught to look and smell the wines first. The sake tasting would be really interesting.

    Faith Thomas @ The Berry Farm

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