World-Spirits Academy – Dates for 2020 until 2023

World-Spirits Academy - Dates for 2020 until 2023

 

Dates 2020

Basic-Class 2020

22nd until 23rd June 2020
Monday until Tuesday
Subject to change!

Content
1st day:
„The orchard – fruit, scent and aroma analysis“
Definition of (fruit/aroma) type, description, recognition of aromas and classification and evaluation according to the WOB system

2nd day:
„Sensory perception of flaws in spirits“
Product recognition, identification and classification of (inherent) flaws, WOB evaluation and basic check

Master-Class 2020

24th June - Wednesday: "Herbal/ Radical spirits & Exotics and various spirits"(Ouzo, Pastis, Absinthe, Sake, Gentian, Masterwort, Caraway...)
25th June - Thursday: "Fruit spirits & brandies" (blended products from fruit, wine, wild fruits and berries, grain ...- with added alcohols and/or addition of sugar as well as/or aromas)

26th June - Friday: "Calvados, Tequila & Co"
27th June - Saturday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2020 Part 1 (tasting of all categories)
28th June - Sunday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2020 Part 2 (tasting of all categories)

 

Basic-Class 2021

21st until 22nd June 2021
Monday until Tuesday
Subject to change!

Content
1st day:
„The orchard – fruit, scent and aroma analysis“
Definition of (fruit/aroma) type, description, recognition of aromas and classification and evaluation according to the WOB system

2nd day:
„Sensory perception of flaws in spirits“
Product recognition, identification and classification of (inherent) flaws, WOB evaluation and basic check

Master-Class 2021

23rd June - Wednesday: "Fruit brandies (fruit, wine, wild fruits and berries, grain … - 100% distillates respectively without sugar, added alcohols and aromas)"
24th Junei - Thursday: "Grappa, Pomace, Marc, Pisco"

25th June - Friday: "Rum varieties of the world & Cachaca"
26th June - Saturday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2021 Part 1 (tasting of all categories)
27th June - Sunday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2021 Part 2 (tasting of all categories)

 

Basic-Class 2022

20th until 21st June 2022
Monday until Tuesday
Subject to change!

Content
1st day:
„The orchard – fruit, scent and aroma analysis“
Definition of (fruit/aroma) type, description, recognition of aromas and classification and evaluation according to the WOB system

2nd day:
„Sensory perception of flaws in spirits“
Product recognition, identification and classification of (inherent) flaws, WOB evaluation and basic check

Master-Class 2022

23rd June - Wednesday: „Herbal Liqueurs, Bitters & Liqueurs"
24th June - Thursday: "Gin, Genever, Vodka, corn schnapps & various other grain-based spirits"

25th June - Friday: „"Armagnac, Cognac, Brandy de Jerez and other brandies"
27th June - Saturday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2020 Part 1 (tasting of all categories)
28th June - Sunday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2020 Part 2 (tasting of all categories)

 

Basic-Class 2023

26th until 27st June 2023
Monday until Tuesday
Subject to change!

Content
1st day:
„The orchard – fruit, scent and aroma analysis“
Definition of (fruit/aroma) type, description, recognition of aromas and classification and evaluation according to the WOB system

2nd day:
„Sensory perception of flaws in spirits“
Product recognition, identification and classification of (inherent) flaws, WOB evaluation and basic check

Master-Class 2023

28th June - Wednesday: "Herbal/ Radical spirits & Exotics and various spirits"(Ouzo, Pastis, Absinthe, Sake, Gentian, Masterwort, Caraway...)
29th June - Thursday: "Gin, Genever, Vodka, corn schnapps & various other grain-based spirits"

30th June - Friday:  "Whisk(e)y varieties of the world"
1st  July - Saturday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2020 Part 1 (tasting of all categories)
2nd July - Sunday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2020 Part 2 (tasting of all categories)

Exhibitors 2014

Aussteller aus aller Welt präsentieren vom 16. - 19. März (9:00 bis 18:00) in der Halle 3 ihre prämierten Spirits.

Veranstaltungsdaten Datum/Ort Festival:
16. – 19. März 2014 in Klagenfurt auf der GAST in der Halle 3

World-Spirits Award Verleihung:
16. März GAST Halle 5, 1. Stock im Festsaal - 18.00 Uhr

Öffnungszeiten:
12.00 bis 18.00 Uhr Ausstellungshalle: GAST, Halle 3

Kontakt/Infos: Barbara Ortner

Zimmerreservierung, touristische Infos etc.:
Klagenfurt Tourismus
Neuer Platz 1 A-9010 Klagenfurt
Tel.: 0043-463-537 2223
Fax: 0043-463-537 6218
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Veranstalter:
Wolfram Ortner Untertscherner Weg 3, A-9546 Bad Kleinkirchheim Tel. 04240-760, Fax 04240-760-50 E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.world-spirits.com

Eintritts-Preis Tageskarte:
Euro 18,- inkl. MWSt. Im Eintrittspreis ist für Fachbesucher ein Ausstellungskatalog inbegriffen.

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Demanding Testing for Spirits and Specialists

Demanding Testing for Spirits and Specialists

The route to becoming a "World-Spirits taster" is long - and during training there are many challenges to be overcome. But only a perfectly trained jury, together with smoothly functioning procedures, can judge spirits as impartially as possible. In the case of "World-Spirits", it is not the name or reputation, but only the sensory abilities of the jurors and the responsibility to producers which are ensuring that a respected and comprehensible judgement of their products is handed down. The WOB rating system, developed especially for spirits, guarantees that this is taking place. Furthermore, "World-Spirits" is the only private organization which undertakes the classification of distilleries. Therefore, the results must be absolutely understandable for the submitting distilleries. Wolfram Ortner, with his personal commitment and sound WOB rating system, stands for care and reliability in the system's implementation.

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Master of World-Spirits

The “Master of World-Spirits” training programme 2020

Objective and content
The sensory handling of spirits, recognising and evaluating the wide variety of spirits

Requirements
This programme is an advanced training for connoisseurs who already have solid knowledge of spirits– good sensory experience and knowledge are the pre-requisites! In order to participate in the Master-Class, the Basic-Class must be prior completed.

Personal benefits
Being able to find your way in the world of spirits, evaluate products professionally, define the quality of a product, identify flaws, learning to recognize top quality, and the possibility of being included in the World-Spirits jury team.

Language
Training is bilingual in German and English. The main language is German and the most important parts are translated into English. The proportion of each language is adapted to the participants.

Target group
Experienced distillers, sommeliers, friends of fruit spirits and journalists

Coach/host
Wolfram Ortner

Master-Class 2020

24th June - Wednesday: "Herbal/ Radical spirits & Exotics and various spirits"(Ouzo, Pastis, Absinthe, Sake, Gentian, Masterwort, Caraway...)
25th June - Thursday: "Fruit spirits & brandies" (blended products from fruit, wine, wild fruits and berries, grain ...- with added alcohols and/or addition of sugar as well as/or aromas)

26th June - Friday: "Calvados, Tequila & Co"
27th June - Saturday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2020 Part 1 (tasting of all categories)
28th June - Sunday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2020 Part 2 (tasting of all categories)

Venue
Bad Kleinkirchheim – Austria:
Hotel Kirchheimerhof, 9546 Bad Kleinkirchheim, Maibrunnenweg 37, phone: 0043-4240-8711, E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.kirchheimerhof.at

Times
8.00 to 12.00 am and 1.30 to 3.30 pm

Costs
Individual taster training session of each Master-Class: Euro 295,- net
The full amount of invoice must be paid in advance. In the event of cancellation after registration deadline the full amount will be charged regardless.
In the case of registrations after the official registration closing date, a surcharge of 10%
will apply.

Benefits
• Course with hand-outs
• Spirits for tasting during the course
• Diploma in the event of positive result
• Daily written evaluation of participant’s sensory performance

Number of participants
Registration is done in the order of incoming mails. To ensure perfect training results, the number of participants per course is limited to 14. Course will take place with a minimum of 6 participants. If by registration deadline (January 15) the minimum number of participants is not reached, the course will not take place and the fee will be immediately returned.

Methodology
Tastings, product definitions & evaluations, workshops, exchange of experience, working on cases and problems in theory and practice
Diploma or certificate of completion of Master of World-Spirits
Written test as conclusion of the training, done as homework. The Handbook of Spirits serves as learning and teaching aid.

Registration and Information
Registration for all courses ends on 15th January 2020. Registration and payment of the course fees must be received by this time.
World-Spirits Academy, Austria, 9546 Bad Kleinkirchheim, Untertscherner Weg 3
phone 04240-760, www.world-spirits.com

Basic-Class in World-Spirits: Sensory perception for beginners

Awaken your senses to spirits: Basic Class of World Spirits

The World Spirits Academy’s Basic-Classes are designed to prepare newcomers to spirits for the Master-Class and the Master of World Spirits Award. Wolfram Ortner has developed a detailed system that will leave you with more than a whiff. Sense of smell and taste are playfully honed to perfection. Participants will discover fruits and their aromas, and they will also learn to detect flaws in spirits. The classification of standard samples helps to retain the efficiency of the exercises and the results.

The World-Spirits Academy is supported and sponsored by WOB “Handmade goods for finer living”. At all our events, WOB-Edel and WS 18.5 glasses are used as official World-Spirits glasses.

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