World-Spirits Academy – Dates for 2020 until 2023

World-Spirits Academy - Dates for 2020 until 2023

 

Dates 2020

Basic-Class 2020

22nd until 23rd June 2020
Monday until Tuesday
Subject to change!

Content
1st day:
„The orchard – fruit, scent and aroma analysis“
Definition of (fruit/aroma) type, description, recognition of aromas and classification and evaluation according to the WOB system

2nd day:
„Sensory perception of flaws in spirits“
Product recognition, identification and classification of (inherent) flaws, WOB evaluation and basic check

Master-Class 2020

24th June - Wednesday: "Herbal/ Radical spirits & Exotics and various spirits"(Ouzo, Pastis, Absinthe, Sake, Gentian, Masterwort, Caraway...)
25th June - Thursday: "Fruit spirits & brandies" (blended products from fruit, wine, wild fruits and berries, grain ...- with added alcohols and/or addition of sugar as well as/or aromas)

26th June - Friday: "Calvados, Tequila & Co"
27th June - Saturday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2020 Part 1 (tasting of all categories)
28th June - Sunday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2020 Part 2 (tasting of all categories)

 

Basic-Class 2021

20th until 21st June 2021
Sunday until Monday
Subject to change!

Content
1st day:
„The orchard – fruit, scent and aroma analysis“
Definition of (fruit/aroma) type, description, recognition of aromas and classification and evaluation according to the WOB system

2nd day:
„Sensory perception of flaws in spirits“
Product recognition, identification and classification of (inherent) flaws, WOB evaluation and basic check

Master-Class 2021

22nd June - Tuesday: „Fruit brandies (fruit, wine, wild fruits and berries, grain … - 100% distillates respectively without sugar, added alcohols and aromas)"
23rd June - Wednesday: „Grappa, Pomace, Marc, Pisco"

25th June - Friday: „Rum varieties of the world & Cachaca"
26th June - Saturday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2021 Part 1 (tasting of all categories)
27th June - Sunday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2021 Part 2 (tasting of all categories)

Basic-Class 2022

19th until 20th June 2022
Sunday until Monday
Subject to change!

Content
1st day:
„The orchard – fruit, scent and aroma analysis“
Definition of (fruit/aroma) type, description, recognition of aromas and classification and evaluation according to the WOB system

2nd day:
„Sensory perception of flaws in spirits“
Product recognition, identification and classification of (inherent) flaws, WOB evaluation and basic check

Master-Class 2022

21st June - Tuesday: „Herbal Liqueurs, Bitters & Liqueurs"
22nd June - Wednesday: "Gin, Genever, Vodka, corn schnapps & various other grain-based spirits"

24th June - Friday: „Armagnac, Cognac, Brandy de Jerez and other brandies"
25th June - Saturday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2022 Part 1 (tasting of all categories)
26th June - Sunday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2022 Part 2 (tasting of all categories)

 

Basic-Class 2023

18th until 19th June 2023
Sunday until Monday
Subject to change!

Content
1st day:
„The orchard – fruit, scent and aroma analysis“
Definition of (fruit/aroma) type, description, recognition of aromas and classification and evaluation according to the WOB system

2nd day:
„Sensory perception of flaws in spirits“
Product recognition, identification and classification of (inherent) flaws, WOB evaluation and basic check

Master-Class 2023

20th June - Tuesday: "Herbal/ Radical spirits & Exotics and various spirits"(Ouzo, Pastis, Absinthe, Sake, Gentian, Masterwort, Caraway...)
21st June - Wednesday: "Gin, Genever, Vodka, corn schnapps & various other grain-based spirits"

23rd June - Friday: "Whisk(e)y varieties of the world"
24th  June - Saturday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2023 Part 1 (tasting of all categories)
25th June - Sunday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2023 Part 2 (tasting of all categories)

Demanding Testing for Spirits and Specialists

Demanding Testing for Spirits and Specialists

The route to becoming a "World-Spirits taster" is long - and during training there are many challenges to be overcome. But only a perfectly trained jury, together with smoothly functioning procedures, can judge spirits as impartially as possible. In the case of "World-Spirits", it is not the name or reputation, but only the sensory abilities of the jurors and the responsibility to producers which are ensuring that a respected and comprehensible judgement of their products is handed down. The WOB rating system, developed especially for spirits, guarantees that this is taking place. Furthermore, "World-Spirits" is the only private organization which undertakes the classification of distilleries. Therefore, the results must be absolutely understandable for the submitting distilleries. Wolfram Ortner, with his personal commitment and sound WOB rating system, stands for care and reliability in the system's implementation.

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Master of World-Spirits

The “Master of World-Spirits” training programme 2021

Master-Classe 2021

Objective and content
The sensory handling of spirits, recognising and evaluating the wide variety of spirits

Requirements
This programme is an advanced training for connoisseurs who already have solid knowledge of spirits– good sensory experience and knowledge are the pre-requisites! In order to participate in the Master-Class, the Basic-Class must be prior completed.

Personal benefits
Being able to find your way in the world of spirits, evaluate products professionally, define the quality of a product, identify flaws, learning to recognize top quality, and the possibility of being included in the World-Spirits jury team.

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Basic-Class in World-Spirits: Sensory perception for beginners

Basic Class in World-Spirits: Sensory perception for beginners

The World Spirits Academy’s Basic-Classes are designed to prepare newcomers to spirits for the Master-Class and the Master of World Spirits Award. Wolfram Ortner has developed a detailed system that will leave you with more than a whiff. Sense of smell and taste are playfully honed to perfection. Participants will discover fruits and their aromas, and they will also learn to detect flaws in spirits. The classification of standard samples helps to retain the efficiency of the exercises and the results.

The World-Spirits Academy is supported and sponsored by WOB “Handmade goods for finer living”. At all our events, WOB-Edel and WS 18.5 glasses are used as official World-Spirits glasses.

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