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The Science Behind Tasting Wine

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North

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River North, Downtown/Loop
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107
At W Kinzie St
Chicago, Illinois 60654
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 20

What you'll learn in this wine tasting class:

This is the nerdiest of all the classes for those who really want to dive into the analytics of professional wine tasting! This class will teach you how to properly taste and analyze wine, but also explore much of the science behind what's happening when you taste wine and why.

There are four steps in the process of analyzing and tasting; The Visual, The Nose, The Palate, and Tasting Conclusions. Learning these steps will arm you with a keen understanding of the differences in these categories of descriptors and the discernment of flavors.

You'll learn the science behind the color of red wine, what tearing is (legs) and understand how classic chemical compounds that create signature qualities in globally recognized varieties like the pepper aroma in Syrah or the herbal nature of Cabernet Sauvignon work. You'll go home with tasting charts, color analysis charts as well as a science glossary of terms.

Five different wines, including some special bottles that are not on our wine list, will be sampled in class today. 
Christophe Bakunas has worked two and half decades in all facets of the wine and spirits world from owning/running a wine bar, producing wines and spirits in three wineries/distilleries on the West Coast to distributing alcohol nationwide as well as in Chicago. Christophe's passion for flavor and sharing knowledge is as strong today as it was 20 years ago. "The greatest gift the wine industry can give is a human awakening to the pleasure of sharing and exploring." 

You must be 21 or over to attend this class. Please present valid ID at the time of check-in.
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A one-week notice is required for cancellation of any class. If you do not cancel by telephone at least 1 week in advance of your scheduled class, we will charge your credit card in full for the class. Please feel free to send a friend in your place if you cannot attend and it is within one week of the class as no refunds will be available. All classes also have a non-refundable, non-transferable 10% fee for the operational and administrative costs incurred by The Chopping Block. This service fee will not be refunded and cannot be transferred in the case of any cancellation.

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Reviews of Classes at The Chopping Block at the Mart (187)

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The Science Behind Tasting Wine
Reviewed by Christopher S. on 10/29/2017
loved the instructor, incredibly nowlagable and ingaging. class was awesome. wish it was longer!
The Science Behind Tasting Wine
Reviewed by Eric P. on 3/5/2018
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The Chopping Block at the Mart

Chicago's largest recreational cooking school and gourmet retail store, offers demonstration and hands-on cooking classes, as well as wine classes, private cooking parties and corporate team building events. Classes at our two locations cover subjects from cooking basics to intensive Boot Camps as well...

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