Local Event Premier Host

Essential Blind Tasting Skills With Jay Youmans MW

Fri, June 23, 2023 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)

Capital Wine School
5207 Wisconsin Avenue - Suite # 7
Washington, DC 20015
view map

Cost: $95.00

Blind tasting wine is more than a parlor trick, or a way to impress your friends; it is the most effective way to develop your tasting skills.

This class will be in person at the Capital Wine School on Friday, June 23 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Learn to identify grapes and regions by color, acidity, residual sugar, tannin, alcohol, winemaking techniques, flavor, and aroma. These skills will help you improve your ability to assess, judge, describe, and buy wine (for both consumers and wine professionals). We will blind taste 12 wines, each followed by a debriefing and group discussion. You will learn how to:

  • Assess the main components of wine
  • Recognize the main styles of wine
  • Identify the most important wine grapes and blends
  • Understand the impact of soil and climate on color, aroma, and flavor
  • Recognize winemaking techniques
  • Distinguish between typicity, quality and style
  • Assess the components needed for extended aging
  • Describe color, aroma, and flavor
  • Make final quality assessments


  • event
  • wine
  • blind tasting
  • sommelier
  • wine tasting skills
  • blind
  • educational
  • beginner
  • intermediate
  • advanced
  • Things to do in Washington, DC
  • Maryland Wine & Food Events
  • Washington Wine & Food Events

Hosted by
Capital Wine School

See other listings from this host