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Wine & Flavors seminars conducted by Alexandre Schmitt are devoted to olfactory education, especially with regard to aromas found in wines. The purpose of these seminars is to structure and develop our aromatic universe, to identify wine aromas, to classify them, and to use objective descriptors.

Training courses for:

  • Winemakers, Enologists
  • Cellar managers
  • Cellar masters
  • Viticultural and wine technicians
  • Sommeliers
  • Vineyard owners and managers
  • Coopers, glass manufacturers, cork producers
  • Wine journalists
  • Marketing and sales teams
  • Research units

Seminar themes:

  • The sense of smell
  • The taste of wine, mouthfeel, texture
  • Categories of wine aromas
  • Descriptors for wine aromas
  • Aromatic molecules responsible for defects in wine
  • Molecules due to barrel ageing
  • Molecules from specific grape varieties, positive aromas
  • Synergies between aromatic molecules in wine
  • The smell of isolated molecules, and in contaminated wines
  • Aroma vocabulary: terms and their usage
  • Esthetics of wine
  • The aromatic profile of wine and aroma mapping of estates
  • Wine blending (consulting)
Seminars are conducted in English, Spanish, and French.




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