Descriptive Wine Analysis


As a true wine connoisseur, it’s important to know how to accurately describe a wine’s flavor and other characteristics. Led by a UC Davis faculty winemaker, this course introduces wine enthusiasts at all levels, as well as those who work in the wine industry, to sensory analysis for wines, with a focus on the use of descriptive analysis to taste and describe wines. Additionally, you’ll discover the methods used to prepare wine sensory standards, wine aroma wheels and how to apply this knowledge to describe wines successfully for any purpose, from production, marketing, research or just personal enrichment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the meaning of descriptive analysis and how to apply it to different areas of the wine industry
  • Learn how to develop a descriptive wine analysis system to support wine production, marketing, research and sales

Skills You Will Gain

  • Objectively talk about wines
  • Use of descriptive analysis
Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This is an online, remote learning course, which consists of content and curriculum that is taught with pre-recorded and real time lectures, in addition to a real-time Q&A session with the instructor. Pre-recorded lectures and live sessions are accessed via our Canvas learning system and Zoom. 

 A recording of this course will be available for a limited time for those who are unable to attend the live session. By enrolling in the course you agree to being recorded for the purposes of instruction

The class will be held in real time April 7 - 8, 2021 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST each day

Refund Deadline: March 31, 2021