Wine Tasting Courses by Asia Wine Service & Education Centre (AWSEC)
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  Why is Wine Tasting Essential for Good Health and Great Life?

  Wine tasting is an age old practice. The impeccable taste of wine and the out-of-the-world after-effect of it have driven people crazy to taste its varieties. While it can be debated that wine consists of alcohol and it inflicts damage to health, consuming wine in controlled amounts has its own benefits.

  Here are reasons why everyone should taste wine, especially those who have not taken a sip yet.

  · Red wine has significant level of Calcium that helps reduce risk of Osteoporosis. For people having low mineral bone density, red wine is undoubtedly a go-to option.

  · people love to stay healthy and for long. Well! Wine contributes to that. Red wines consist of phenols that make blood thin and reduce chances of blood clotting resulting in reduced risk of strokes.

  · It cuts down risk of colon cancer by a whopping 45%. It helps reduce breast and prostate cancer. The antioxidants fight free radicals that help in development of cancer.

  · Resveratrol present in red grapes (in turn, red wine) helps reduce short term memory loss. It also fights against cancerous cell and heart diseases.

  · Resveratrol contributes towards reducing development of cataracts.

  · It helps to lower risk of Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and parkinson’s disease.

  · Resveratrol! Once again! It is the cure for minimizing possibilities of developing Type 2 diabetes.

  · Last but not the least, wine gives one the wonderful after effect that helps calm down or eventually doze off! It is certainly a necessity after a tiring days’ work, isn’t it?

  One can see that wine possesses several ingredients that help people get a wonderful, risk-free life! However, keep in mind to consume it in limited amounts, or else wine tasting could have adverse effects!

  Making of great tastes!

  Wine comes in different flavours and tastes that add to the experience of sipping. It is essential to know:

  1. Varieties of grapes: Wines are made from various types of grapes namely Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Riesling and others. Each of these contributes towards different tastes of wine.

  2. Methods of preparation: Grapes need to be grown in proper weather, soil and climate in order to attain great tastes. One needs to ferment the grapes for a proper time and feed yeast, cane and beet sugar into the fermentation tank to obtain amounts of alcohol.

  3. Storage and blending: Wines require storing, filtering and aging to get proper tastes. Blending of wine with varieties of alcohol gives its different tastes.

  4. Settling and filtering: Rackling soothes wine and they are stored for longer times to get great tastes. Makers perform final filtering to remove sediments before selling.

  5. packaging: The wine bottles need to have special corks for effective packaging.

  Not many people are aware of the nuances and proper methods that are part of each facets of making wine. It requires education and profound practice to attain great wines. If you’re an enthusiast of the same, you can enrol yourself for a wine tasting course in Hong Kong.

INTRODUCTION

AWSEC’s Tutored Tastings cover a wide range of topics and run throughout the year. They are a wonderful opportunity to train the palate and really get to grips with specific regions and/or wine styles. Participants will have the chance to broaden their wine knowledge horizons. They will be guided through a range of carefully chosen wines, with descriptions of the region of origin, the background and production of each wine, the characteristics along with explanations of what creates the differences in style.

 

It is an educational and fun way to look into wine in depth and participants do not have to be enroled on one of our courses to attend.

 

Some of our Tutored Tastings are pitched at a more advanced level, however we encourage and welcome wine lovers of all knowledge levels.

Course Gallery:

Transport yourself to Italy with this tasting of 5 specially selected cheeses from 5 different regions, including Asiago from Veneto, Taleggio from Lombardia, Toma Piemontese from Piemonte, Pecorino Stagionato from Tuscany and Caciotta Piccante from Sicily.

Can wine pair with chocolate? The bitterness in chocolate can make it difficult to pair with wine.

This Diploma Masterclass is hosted by Jim Gore, DipWSET, who also is a WSET Certified Educator and was the Principal of the WSET® School in London. This 6 hours full day class is specially designed for Diploma candidates who are going to take their Diploma exam, but it is also great for anyone wishing to improve their tasting skills. 

Come and join us to learn how to use this Aromaster and train your nose to identify main grape varieties and wines . Our Professional Educator will guide you to use the sense of smell to identify and appreciate four specially selected wines.