Advanced Wine Evaluation

This rigorous day of tasting duplicates many of the consistency and identification tests required for qualification as a wine competition judge.  It challenges experienced tasters and, following each flight that is blind tasted, provides immediate feedback on their sensitivity to a range of odors and flavors in wine, whether attributes or defects. The class does not "credential" tasters as wine judges, but allows students to test and expand their sensory abilities.

Topics and tastings include sessions on wine odors, defect recognition, tasting consistency and wine memory. This is not a class for beginners and requires familiarity with a wide range of wines. It is highly recommended that students have already taken introductory wine sensory courses or have equivalent experience before enrolling in this course.

For an additional $50 fee, students who register for this course may also elect to have their test results graded by special arrangement with the instructor and submitted to the California State Fair Wine Judging Committee as candidates for State Fair wine judges. Upon enrollment, you will need to contact the instructor. Please call the Agriculture department at (530) 757-8899 for details. Note: Participants must be 21 years of age or older to enroll and attend.

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Da Vinci Building

1632 DaVinci Court, Davis, CA, 95618

Da Vinci Building

Da Vinci Building 1632 DaVinci Court, Davis, CA, 95618

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received seven calendar days before the course begins. View complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.


CAAA Member Discount

Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee. If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Capitol Corridor Rider

Capitol Corridor riders are eligible for a one-time $100 discount on a UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course (some exceptions apply). The Discount Code is available on the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course page on the Capitol Corridor’s onboard Wifi system.