Winemaking & Wine Evaluation Classes in Connecticut

Hey Guys!

I’ve decided to participate in a Winemaking Boot Camp Class at M&M Wine Grape Company in Hartford, CT. I’m super excited because we will be making wine from grapes imported from Chile! Hopefully we will make some Malbec 🙂 I’m looking forward to learning new winemaking tricks and making new friends. I’ll make sure to share the experience here. And since I’m super excited about this venture I wanted to share their winemaking and wine evaluation class schedule. You never know, there might be something that sparks your interest!

bootcamp

The only hands-on winemaking bootcamp in the area. No need to spend thousands. M&M Wine Grape Company is pleased to announce the start of a ten week class for beginner winemakers in the art and science of making wines. This course offers each student the opportunity of experiencing hands-on winemaking and producing their own five gallons of wine by the end of the semester. In addition to actually making wines, the course will cover the science behind modern wine making and fermentation techniques including additives commonly used by commercial wineries throughout the wine making world. Classes will be about 3 hours each Monday evening, starting at 5:30 pm, in the offices and winemaking showrooms of M&M Winegrape Co, 101 Reserve Road, Hartford, Ct, 06118.

 The cost is $300/student plus the cost of grapes for the 5 gallon batch.

The next class will start April 29th 2015

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winemaking 101

This program primarily covers the basics necessary to understand the art and science of making wine.  Students should leave the class with an overview of the winemaking process and prepared for a hands-on experience.

The entire spectrum of the process is addressed including cleaning, sanitizing, and preparing equipment, understanding and performing appropriate metrics, detailed steps needed to produce finished wine from fresh grapes, grape juice, frozen musts, and kits, bottling and storing wines. Discussions include equipment choices from manual to electric units, wooden barrels for storage, stabilizing and preserving wines for extended time, and other pertinent tops. The class consists on one three plus hour slide presentation/lecture with open Q&A, and tasting examples of home made wines. Students must be at least 21 years of age to participate in wine tasting/evaluation exercises.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. Introduce the basic practices of wine making.
  2. Provide an understanding and feel for the skills required to successfully make high quality wines.
  3. Introduce the student to the sanitary requirements necessary to consistently produce world-class wines.

 The cost is $49.95/student.

The next class is April 20th 2015

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basic lab skills

This program primarily covers laboratory skills needed in the art and science of making wine.  This course compliments and should be taken after having taken the Intro to Wine Making (EDUIWM101) course.

In order to consistently make high quality wines the winemaker must perform a number of tests and functions  to monitor and adjust the progress of the fermentation and aging process. This class discusses and demonstrates a number of such functions including acid titration, pH, sugar content, fining, etc., including alternate methodologies for sugar and acid titrations. Students must be at least 21 years of age to participate in wine tasting/evaluation exercises.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. Introduce the basic laboratory practices of wine making.
  2. Provide an understanding and feel for the skills required to successfully measure fermentation progress.

The cost is $49.95/student.

The next class is April 21st 2015

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wine eval

This program covers the basics necessary to understand the art of wine tasting and evaluation.  Students should leave the class with an overview of the winemaking process and how to evaluate wines with confidence.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. Introduce the basics of sensory analysis pertaining to wine
  2. Provide an understanding and feel for the skills required to be a wine judge and/or sommelier.

Students must be at least 21 years of age to participate in wine tasting/evaluation exercises.

 The cost is $39.95/student.

The next class is TBD

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One thought on “Winemaking & Wine Evaluation Classes in Connecticut

  1. This sounds so exiting! Oenology is such an interesting science, or rather : art! How wonderful for you to get theory and hands on knowledge first hand!

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