Home – English

Take your tasting game to the next level! Beers and wines often receive descriptors like fruity, floral, and spicy. You can learn how to recognize these flavour characters in a single tasting session. Sign up for a masterclass, order a kit or book an in-person tasting. Find out more below.

Tasting calendar

Certified Cicerone® beer tasting exam [FULLY BOOKED]Two Chefs FoodBarAmsterdam, Netherlands7 Oct 2022, 10:00
Certified Cicerone® beer tasting examTwo Chefs FoodBarAmsterdam, Netherlands7 Oct 2022, 12:30
Red wine masterclass [FULLY BOOKED]WSET School LondonLondon, UK10 Oct 2022
White wine masterclass [FULLY BOOKED]WSET School LondonLondon, UK11 Oct 2022
Masterclass and battle of hops vs grapesBrasserie JoostZuidlaren, Netherlands27 Oct 2022

Tasting kit – white wine

Learn to identify 10 important flavour compounds in white wine.

€79 – €109

Wine tasting masterclass

Beer tasting masterclass

Flavour blog

Sauvignon Blanc and its supposed cat pee aroma – The lowdown on 4-MMP

Introduction One of the varietal aromatic compounds of Sauvignon Blanc is 4-MMP. In terms of its sensory descriptors it is almost like a chameleon: sometimes it smells like a box tree and on other occasions it will remind you of gooseberries. Some people indeed dare to say cat pee. Origins Flavour scientists have identified 4-MMP […]

Green bell pepper flavour in white wine

This flavour is neither the result of using green pepper extract, nor is it associated with soaking bell peppers in wine! So where does the often-mentioned aroma of green bell pepper come from? OriginsIt is widely accepted that the aromatic compound 2-isobutyl-3-methoxypyrazine is responsible for this flavour note. It is often abbreviated to IBMP and […]

About Sietze

Enthusiastic individual ready to teach you about the flavour of beer and wine.

Read more