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Flavour chemistry: exploring aroma compounds in red wine - 18 June 2024

Flavour chemistry: exploring aroma compounds in red wine - 18 June 2024

65,00 €Price

Event date: Tuesday, 18 June 2024
Event times: 19:00 - 21:00
Guest speaker: Sietze Wijma, MSc in Sensory Science

Language: English
Venue: GLS Campus, Kastanienallee 82, 10435 Berlin
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  • Exploring aroma compounds in red wine

    What flavours result from barrel ageing wine? What do ‘carbonic maceration’ and cork taint' smell like? Find out at this wine tasting workshop with The Art of Tasting’s Sietze Wijma.


    Hundreds of different flavour and aroma compounds have been identified in wine. These can be traced back to different grape varieties, winemaking techniques and microorganisms.


    At this unique workshop, flavour chemistry specialist Sietze Wijma – who boasts an MSc in in Sensory Science – will explain the origins of 10 important flavour compounds in red wine and teach you to recognise them. The compounds that will be discussed include rotundone, eucalyptol and TCA.


    How will it work?

    You will be given 11 samples of the same neutral wine, where 10 samples have a single flavour compound added. The session will conclude with a blind recognition activity to put your tasting skills to the test. This is the perfect event for any intermediate-level wine students or enthusiasts looking to take their tasting ability to the next level!


    About the speaker

    Sietze is a wine and beer enthusiast, based in the Netherlands. With his company The Art of Tasting he shares his knowledge about flavour chemistry and helps people become better tasters, through unique masterclasses and tasting kits. He has previously worked in England for a producer of flavour compounds. Sietze has a MSc in Sensory Science, is a student for the WSET Diploma and is an Advanced Cicerone®


    We look forward to seeing you!


    Terms and conditions

    • Once payment has been processed your booking is confirmed.
    • Cancellations and transfers can be made up to two weeks before the event.
    • Cancellations within 10 working days are non-refundable but can be transferred to another participant up to 2 days before the event.
    • If you need to change a name on the booking, please give us as much notice as possible.
    • Berlin Wine School reserves the right to cancel the event. If necessary, a full refund or transfer will be offered.
    • Please note: The wine list and speaker/s may be subject to change.
    • Participants must be over the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in Germany to attend this event.
    • For payment by bank transfer contact us directly at


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