“Identifying a wine through blind tasting is a skill that take many years to master. This is a field where nobody, even Master Sommeliers or Masters of Wines get it right all the time. However, with lots of practice, some acumen and whole lot of memory, there are some considerations that everybody can learn quite easily in order to narrow down what’s in the glass by capturing the nuances and characteristics that can and should, give away the identity of the wine.” Paolo Nesi
For sommeliers, wine professionals and serious enthusiasts, at a certain point, they all have to learn how to blind taste wines. Far from being a party trick, learning how to assess a wine through blind tasting helps the taster address implicit bias and instead focus on the wine’s elements and hone one’s sensory skills. In this class, students will go through a guided tasting of six specially selected wines using the same blind techniques practiced by WSET Diploma students and Masters of Wines. Students will be shown how the objective assessment of various elements; viscosity, color, aroma, flavor etc. can help the student narrow down the identity and quality level of the wine.
Level: Masterclass. Reasonable previous wine knowledge necessary
A certified Sommelier with over 30 years of experience, and a seasoned restaurateur and chef, Cav. Luciano Nesi, called affectionately Paolo by everyone, is no stranger in the food and beverage industry. Paolo has opened over 30 restaurants and had been recognized as a Goodwill Ambassador for Italian Gastronomy and Culture. In 2017, in further recognition of his contribution in expanding Italian gastronomy culture in the Philippines and other countries, Paolo Nesi was awarded the title of Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy) by the Italian government. Paolo Nesi has also successfully completed the WSET Educator Training Programme, is a WSET Diploma candidate and is the lead instructor of Enderun Colleges wine courses.