Details About Winemaking SPECIAL TOPIC - Assisted Evaluation of Your Wine


About Scheduling a Private Instruction

This is a "Special Topic" available as part of our home winemaking lesson plan. Our private instruction lesson plans are instruction only.  They do not include beverage/food production on site or any beverage/food handling. 

Assisted Evaluation of YOUR WINE

*PRE-REQUISITE REQUIRED - Before we will accept an appointment for this lesson, the student should first complete the preparatory Lesson 8 - Common Wine Flaws - How to Avoid or Fix Them.  In order to provide you with useful evaluation of your wine, it is critical the we first provide you with an overview of the common problems and available solutions that can be applied to your wine.  Once you have completed Lesson 8, we will be happy to provide assisted evaluation on any wines you may like our help with.  Also, you may find that you are better able to evaluate and adjust your wines without consultation.

Haven't taken Lesson 8 yet?  No problem, you can book both lessons at the same time.  Follow these steps:

Step 1 -  Schedule Lesson 8 Using the Scheduling Button above.

Step 2 - After you have scheduled Lesson 8 with us, immediately schedule this lesson in the time slot available immediately after your Lesson 8 appointment.

Approximate lesson time: Variable, likely 20-60 minutes.  Time will be based on the amount of assistance and consultation the student desires.

This Special Topic Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Using skills and sensory tools from Lesson 8 (Common Wine Flaws & How to Avoid or Fix Them), instructor will taste with you and provide sensory feedback.
  • If you can provide wine lab test results, the instructor can assist you with analysis and better feedback.
  • Instructor may provide advice for potential improvement of your wine based on the knowledge-base formed in Lesson 8 (Common Wine Flaws & How to Avoid or Fix Them).  These experimental adjustments may include:
    • Acidity adjustment, increase or decrease
    • Tannin addition
    • Copper treatment for VRS
    • Gum Arabic addition
  • Optionally, instructor may guide you in "table trails" to test for possible improvement of your wine through adjustment(s).
  • Note: You will need to bring an un-opened bottle of your wine to this lesson.