Red wine masterclass

What flavours result from barrel ageing wine? What do ‘carbonic maceration’ and ‘cork taint’ smell like? Find out at this wine tasting masterclass at Streatham Wine House with The Art of Tasting’s Sietze Wijma.

Hundreds of different flavour and aroma compounds have been identified in wine. These can be traced back to different grape varieties, winemaking techniques and microorganisms.

At this masterclass, flavour chemistry specialist Sietze Wijma will explain the origins of 10 important flavour compounds in red wine and teach you to recognise them. The compounds that will be discussed include rotundone, eucalyptol and TCA.

How will it work? You will be given 11 glasses of the same neutral wine, where 10 glasses have a single aroma compound added. After the 10 compounds have been discussed, you will put your tasting skills to the test with a blind recognition exercise.

This is the perfect event for wine students and enthusiasts looking to take their tasting ability to the next level. Although there are no strict entry requirements, it is recommended to have a knowledge level of WSET level 2 or equivalent.

Booking terms & conditions

  • Cancellations can be made 1 week prior to the event. A full refund will be provided. 
  • Name changes can be made at any time.
  • We reserve the right to cancel the event. If necessary, a full refund will be offered.

What people are saying

“Fantastic wine tasting class, learnt so much! I have been grappling to understand and identify notes in wine for the past three years and in 2 hours The Art of Tasting explained it all. I could identify flavours independently on the blind tasting test – thank you for making this experience accessible and to Streatham Wine House for bringing you to my local community. So impressed! Highly recommended 😊”


  • Date : September 14, 2023
  • Time : 19:00 - 21:00 (Europe/London)

Purchase Ticket

Red wine masterclass (15 seats remaining)
€ 50.00

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