Master of World-Spirits

The “Master of World-Spirits” training programme 2023

Master-Classe 2023

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

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.

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

Wolfram Ortner

Master-Class 2022

21st June - Tuesday: „Herbal Liqueurs, Bitters & Liqueurs"
22nd June - Wednesday: "Gin, Genever, Vodka, corn schnapps & various other grain-based spirits"

24th June - Friday: „Armagnac, Cognac, Brandy de Jerez and other brandies"
25th June - Saturday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2022 Part 1 (tasting of all categories)
26th June - Sunday: „Analytical follow-up tasting“ – World-Spirits 2022 Part 2 (tasting of all categories)

Bad Kleinkirchheim – Austria:
World-Spirits Academy, Austria, 9546 Bad
Kleinkirchheim, Untertscherner Weg 3
phone 04240-760,

8.00 to 14.00 am

Individual taster training session of each Master-Class: Euro 330,- 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.

• 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.

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 2021. 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,

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