Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 at 12:00 noon ET
Some of the steepest vineyards in the world, one of the coolest climates and the most delicate grape varieties: All these superlatives allow Germany to produce world class wines which are so unique because of their origin.
This session will present the six wine regions of the Northwest: Ahr, Mosel, Mittelrhein, Nahe, Rheingau and Rheinhessen. After a general introduction topics like history, geography and wine styles will be explored.
In 2011 Caro Maurer MW became the first female Master of Wine from the German speaking countries. Since more than 25 years Caro is working as a wine writer. Caro also works as a wine educator for WSET Diploma in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Bordeaux, Tuscany and Norway. She is deeply involved in the education of MW students at the Institute of Masters of Wine where she is also chair of the Admission Committee and member of the Council. Furthermore Caro is hosting educational seminars and tastings for numerous generic wine associations such as Wine Australia, Wines of Alentejo or VDP. She is judging in international wine competitions, at Decanter WWA in London she is a panel chair. Besides, Caro is consulting the wine buying team of Edeka, Germany’s biggest supermarket chain.
Your brain —and all its sensory extensions in our eyes, nose and mouth— is your essential “tool” to perceive, remember and judge all the sensory components of wine. But do you really know how your wine tasting “tool” works? Current advances in neuroscience are profoundly modifying our knowledge of the sensory and cognitive mechanisms of wine tasting and invite us to revisit the art of tasting. Bridging the gap between oenology, psychology and neurophysiology, this “neuro-enological” lecture will present some recent insights into the diversity of our sensory receptors, highlight the strengths and weaknesses of our mental processes, and give some key elements to enhance our sense of taste. Join us for a wine journey into your brain!
Gabriel Lepousez is a French neuroscientist and an international expert on sensory perception and brain plasticity. He received his doctorate in Neuroscience from the Paris Sorbonne University, and hold a research position at Institut Pasteur in the Perception and Memory Lab.
For more than fifteen years, Gabriel Lepousez has been exploring the function of brain circuits involved in sensory perception, memory and emotions, uncovering the key role of neuronal plasticity in olfactory learning and perception.
As a wine passionate, Gabriel also offers his scientific expertise to the world of wine education, sharing his extensive knowledge of the brain, this essential “tool” for wine tasting. In addition to international lectures and contribution to wine education programs, he has co-founded in 2016 L’Ecole du Nez, a neuro-sensory training for wine professionals to understand how the brain works during wine tasting and how to improve our sensory performance.
Over the course of 15 years, Wine Scholar Guild has enabled committed students of wine to expand beyond general wine knowledge curricula and specialize in the three leading wine producing countries in the world: France, Italy, and Spain.
Acclaimed for the academic rigor of its programs, student-centric approach, and pioneering innovations in online wine education, WSG has become the leading provider of specialized wine certification programs and represents a community of thousands of Wine Scholars from all continents.
To celebrate 15 years of specialized wine education, WSG Program Providers will host a Wine Scholar Fab 15 tasting events in Fall of 2020 (if proper social distancing and safety allows).
The Fab 15 tasting will showcase 15 wines from France, Italy and Spain! Five wines from each of the three WSG focus countries will be served, each representing the quintessential expression of craftsmanship and terroir.
Wine Seerver - Helsinki (Finland) - November 11th @6:00pm - CONTACT THE SCHOOL
Commonwealth Wine School - Cambridge, MA (USA) - December 10th - REGISTER
Texas Wine School - Houston, TX (USA) - December 15th @7:00pm - REGISTER
More dates & locations will be added shortly... Stay tuned!