The “Master of World-Spirits” training programme 2020
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.
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.
Experienced distillers, sommeliers, friends of fruit spirits and journalists
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)
Bad Kleinkirchheim – Austria:
8.00 to 12.00 am and 1.30 to 3.30 pm
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%
• 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 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