Master of World-Spirits

The “Master of World-Spirits” training programme 2024 to 2025

Master-Classe 2024

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.

Language
Training is bilingual in German and English. The main language is German and the most important parts are translated into English. The proportion of each language is adapted to the participants.

Target group
Experienced distillers, sommeliers, friends of fruit spirits and journalists

Coach/host
Wolfram Ortner

 

Basic-Class 2024

23 to 24 June 2024
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 2024

25 June - Tuesday: “100-%-destillates" ...- without added alcohols and/or addition of sugar as well as/or aromas
26 June - Wednesday: “Grappa, Trester, Marc, Pisco“

28 June - Friday: “Rum varieties of the world“
29 June - Saturday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2024 Part 1 (tasting of all categories)
30 June - Sunday: “Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2024 Part 2 (tasting of all categories)

 

Basic-Class 2025

22 to 23 June 2025
Sunday until Monday

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 2025

24 June - Tuesday: „Herbal Liqueurs, Bitters & Liqueurs“
25 June - Wednesday: „Armagnac, Cognac, Brandy de Jerez and other brandies“

27 June - Friday: „in, Genever, Vodka, corn schnapps & various other grain-based spirits“
28 June - Saturday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2025 Part 1 (tasting of all categories)
29 June - Sunday: “Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2025 Part 2 (tasting of all categories)

 

Venue
Bad Kleinkirchheim – Austria:
World-Spirits Academy, Austria, 9546 Bad
Kleinkirchheim, Untertscherner Weg 3
phone 04240-760, www.world-spirits.com

Times
8.00 to 14.00 am

Costs
Individual taster training session of each Master-Class: Euro 330,- net
The full amount of invoice must be paid in advance. In the event of cancellation after registration deadline the full amount will be charged regardless.
In the case of registrations after the official registration closing date, a surcharge of 10%
will apply.

Benefits
• Course with hand-outs
• Spirits for tasting during the course
• Diploma in the event of positive result
• Daily written evaluation of participant’s sensory performance

Number of participants
Registration is done in the order of incoming mails. To ensure perfect training results, the number of participants per course is limited to 14. Course will take place with a minimum of 6 participants. If by registration deadline (January 15) the minimum number of participants is not reached, the course will not take place and the fee will be immediately returned.

Methodology
Tastings, product definitions & evaluations, workshops, exchange of experience, working on cases and problems in theory and practice
Diploma or certificate of completion of Master of World-Spirits
Written test as conclusion of the training, done as homework. The Handbook of Spirits serves as learning and teaching aid.

Registration and Information
Registration for all courses ends on 15th January 2021. Registration and payment of the course fees must be received by this time.
World-Spirits Academy, Austria, 9546 Bad Kleinkirchheim, Untertscherner Weg 3
phone 04240-760, www.world-spirits.com

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