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Battle Of The Blinds Workshop - Deductive Wine Tasting

    Past Event: Mon, October 21, 2019 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

The Austin Winery
440 E Saint Elmo Rd, A-1
Austin, Texas 78745
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Cost: $40-$50 (21+)

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Uncorked Vintage Academia at The Austin Winery for a session of Blind Wine Tasting!

Whether you are preparing yourself for a Sommelier Examination, or you want to become a better taster, grow and fine tune your palate for personal enjoyment and fun - this workshop is open to ANYONE and EVERYONE [21+], even if you have little or no experience in blind tasting - as our team will explain the process.

The objective for each tasting is to determine 5 components using technical, comparative and deductive evaluation.
This is a double blind tasting to determine:

-Vintage [+/- 2yrs.]
-Production Technique

This will be a great opportunity to taste several wines from benchmark world class growing areas and styles, network with other wine enthusiasts and expand your palate by learning on this professionally guided workshop.

There is a minimum of 9 wines, they will be decanted to conceal branding, markings, closures or bottle shapes and served at correct evaluation temperature in INAO International Standards Organization Tasting Glassware.

We are limited to 20 guests so don't wait to RSVP!

Please avoid wearing perfume and cologne, scented lotions and creams, heavy lipstick, distracting make-up, or heavily fragranced hair, deodorant, or aromatized body products.
{Specially important in Blind Tasting Workshops!!} Thank You!
A complementary Hospitality Table with assorted cheese, charcuterie and accompaniments is provided for guests during the tasting.

the fine print:
-We promote Responsible Enjoyment - arrange transportation accordingly, as we don't condone drinking and driving.
- Online general admission ticket sales end 24 hours prior to event.
- 24 hour prior to event "At Door" pricing online, if seats are open.
- No tickets will be sold at the door, unless space is available.
- No-Refund Policy in effect unless event canceled/postponed by force majeure or host venue.
- By purchasing ticket(s) you confirm you're over 21 years of age.
- Liability Waiver will be asked to be signed at the door.
- The Austin Winery is Closed to the General Public while hosting this Masterclass Workshop.
- Wine/food menu subject to change anytime*

Ticketing Pricing:
- Because our classes, tastings and events are personalized, we require an accurate head count, and thus encourage you to always reserve your booking ahead of time, and take advantage of discounted pricing when.
- "At Door" pricing is available the last 24 hours prior to event date only if seats are still available - no tickets will be sold at the door, unless space is still available.
- The International Wine & Spirits Guild member-only discount is for current Guild members, and graduate alumni, registration will be verified.
- The USBG Member-only discount is for current good standing members of the United States Bartenders' Guild, registration will be verified.
- Complementary tickets are given free of charge to staff members and associates of The Austin Winery, employment will be verified.
- Community Partner complimentary or discounted ticketing pricing may be provided for several of our sponsors and support team!

*Please inquire if you would like to become a sponsor or community partner with us!*

{FAQ's about Blinds}
Q:What's a "Double" blind tasting?
A: It's a tasting where most elements (with the exception of visual clues) of the identity of the beverage are hidden from the taster, there are no clues as to the region or variety for example. In a "single" blind tasting (also known plainly as a "blind tasting") there may be an element known to the taster, for example: a Merlot tasting, where the taster must deduce the Country and Region of origin.
Q: Is Double Blind tasting challenging?
A: It's not as challenging as a Triple Blind tasting! But, it may put some tasters outside their comfort zone, however, by practicing deductive evaluation one becomes a more aware taster.
Q: What's a Triple Blind tasting?!?!
A: Unlike Blind tastings where one or more of the elements of the wine are known, or a Double Blind tasting where the color of the wines poured are observed, a Triple Blind tasting is performed by using opaque black tasting glasses, so the full identity of the beverage is concealed, and the taster must deduce their conclusion only from an "in-mouth" evaluation.

Be sure to let us know if you have any questions! Send us a message.
Uncorked Vintage Academia's educational tasting series is brought to you by International Wine & Spirits Guild Master Candidate, Oscar A. Montes Iga, Certified Wine & Spirits Instructor, Certified Executive Chef of Wine Arts, Certified Sommelier, Certified Specialist of Wine, Certified Specialist of Texas Wine, Certified Sherry Wine Specialist, Certified Fine Spirits Sommelier, Certified Beer Server, Certified Mixologist & Liquor Specialist, Certified Bourbon Steward, WSET Sake Awardee, and Distintivo "T" Awardee.

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  • wine
  • The Austin Winery
  • Austin

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