The Court of Master Sommeliers—Introductory Course Outline, Day 1

Below are my personal notes for what was covered on Day 1:

  • TASTING
    • Sight
    • Nose
    • Palate
    • Initial Conclusion
    • Final Conclusion
  • VITICULTURE AND WINEMAKING
    • Viticulture
      • Climate
      • Site Selection
      • Grape Variety Selection
      • Vineyard Management
      • Vineyard Problems
      • Harvest
    • Winemaking (Vinification)
      • Crushing—De-stemming
      • Fermentation
      • Maturation
      • Bottling & Packaging
      • Wine Faults
  • AOC/AOP—FRANCE WINE LAW
  • BURGUNDY
  • CHAMPAGNE AND SPARKLING WINE
  • BORDEAUX
  • RHÔNE VALLEY
  • LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON
  • VIN DOUX NATUREL/VIN DE LIQUEUR
  • LOIRE VALLEY
  • ALSACE
  • AUSTRALIA
  • NEW ZEALAND
  • SOUTH AFRICA
  • AVA’S—UNITED STATES WINE LAW
  • UNITED STATES—CALIFORNIA
  • UNITED STATES—OREGON & WASHINGTON
  • UNITED STATES—NEW YORK
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