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This is a review of the James Suckling Teaches Wine Appreciation class from MasterClass!
The MasterClass Instructor – James Suckling
This class opens with a great introduction to what this class is really all about. James Suckling explains how this class not only will teach you how to conduct wine tastings, but provide insights about the wine making process. He opens by giving viewers the first step to wine appreciation, which is to invest in a corkscrew and drink lots of wine with family and friends!
For those who are not familiar with James Suckling, he is one of the world’s most influential wine critics. He now has his own website where he and his team taste almost 18,000 wines a year.
Now with over 40 years of wine tasting experience, James is one of the most influential wine critics in the world, especially in his areas of expertise: Bordeaux and Italian wines. His 100-point scale has become common shorthand for talking about the quality of a wine, and in this class, James will teach you how to use his rating system to enhance your own connoisseurship of fine wine.
James Suckling has created an exciting class that inspires viewers to really learn how to discern flavors and aromas, while also appreciating what went behind making a wine and where a wine comes from. The class goes through multiple wine tastings, winery locations, and even explores how to make wine pairings.
Wine Appreciation – Who is it for?
This class is for anyone who loves wine! While there is so much to learn about wine, this class really breaks down how to discern between flavors and aromas, how to properly go about wine tastings, and viewers get a chance to virtually visit and hear from a few famous wineries to really get a sense of what goes on behind the scenes.
MasterClass James Suckling – Main Themes
- Love for wine
MasterClass Workbook – James Suckling
The workbook for this class is going to be your key to understanding and fine tuning your wine senses. The workbook provides everything you need to perform a blind tasting. It has lists of important terms, techniques, explanations of the rating system, outlines of the tasting process, and even provides a printable outline to use while tasting each wine. Along with some great information about certain wine locations, the workbook has many opportunities for practice, so viewers can gain experience at tasting wines at home.
MasterClass Wine Appreciation Key Takeaways
James Suckling has created an exciting and educational class for any wine lover. The class focuses on wine tasting, and James explores everything through this process. Viewers get to see wine tastings that focus on color, body, flavor, and aromas, but at the same time we see how where the wine is from and how it is made influences the taste of each wine. The class also explores education and wine etiquette, storing and curating at home, and wine pairings so viewers come out of this class with a new found confidence that they can apply when picking out their own wines.
It’s all about tasting, enjoying, and thinking about what’s in the glass.
What I found so interesting about this class, was the lessons on wine appreciation on location, where viewers get to see how soil and climate play an essential role in the winemaking process. And then at the same winery we get to see James taste wines from the barrel and how different sizes and barrel materials change the taste of a wine.
Final Thoughts on James Suckling’s MasterClass
I loved this class from the very beginning! This class really inspires viewers to dive in and start fine tuning their senses by setting up their own wine tastings with family and friends. If you are looking for a class that will build your confidence and improve your knowledge when it comes to wine, this is the class for you!
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