Plumpton College in conjunction Professor Richard Marchal (Reims University) and Jean Claude Buffin (author of Le vin: pratique de dégustation), are offering a one-day course on the sensory evaluation of sparkling wines to prepare judges for the prestigious Effervescents du Monde competition. This world-leading sparkling wine event is held every year in Dijon (Burgundy). See http://www.effervescents-du-monde.com/ for further details
The session will focus on sparkling wine effervescence and mousse and training judges in the objective measurement of wine quality using the Effervescents du Monde judging system. There will, of course, be a wide range of sparkling wines to taste.
Upon the completion of this one-day course, delegates will be assessed and may then become qualified to judge at this year’s Effervescents du Monde competition.
This event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the IOC tasting room at Plumpton College, near Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3AS on Friday 18th October 2013.
The price for training £85, including wines, and a light lunch.
Please register your interest by the Plumpton College contact page, using "wine studies" as the area of interest and include "Sparkling wine tasting day information" in the comments section.