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D4 Sparkling 'self sourcing' | October 2024 | 10-12am | WEEKEND COURSE

D4 Sparkling 'self sourcing' | October 2024 | 10-12am | WEEKEND COURSE

We do not send wines to you but we provide a list of wines for a helper to source for you that can be used on the course. Using a helper will mean that these can be blind samples for you.


Here is the list of wines:



We send you an activity document a week before the start date. This document is a guided self-study self-marked homework tasks.


It is best to complete the activities before the first Zoom session but it can also can be completed during the duration of the course.


There are three Zoom sessions that last 2 hours each. During these sessions wines 1-6 will be tasted (2 in each session) and reviewed which will help fine-tune your calibration, thorough in-class discussions and activities will consolidate your learning and further build your examination technique skills.

The final wines (7-9) will be a mock exam which Jim will mark and send back with feedback.


Wine 10-12 are an additional self-marked mock examination, this is an added bonus to help with the last minute study nerves and to help calibrate the night before the examination.

You will communicate with Jim and other students on a WhatsApp group to allow not only the whole class to collaborate but also for questions to be asked and answered quickly. We have found this interaction increases the ability to work together as a group both in and out of the course.


You will also be given homework tasks that will be marked and combined to create a team tasting evaluation document, often over 10K words in total.


Snapshot of the courses


Sparkling Wines

3 sessions x 2 hours ( 2 wines in each session)

Activity booklet/homework time = 10 hours

12 samples (self-sourced)

UK Price - £300 inc VAT

Small classes - maximum 12 students


Dates and Time

10-12 am UK

Sat 5th October

Sun 6th October

Sat 12th October

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