If you are serious about pursuing an education in wine, Mastering the Art of Wine Tasting is the most important wine class you may take. It is a thorough grounding in the skills necessary to taste wines like a professional. There are 3 parts to the class: part one teaches the basic principles of tasting wine including how the olfactory system functions, the language of wine, identifying aromas and flavors, detecting off odors and, most importantly, how to approach a glass of wine for tasting. Part two focuses on the components of wine. The components are the basic make-up of wines and they include acid, tannin, sugar and alcohol. We will learn how to identify each component and what its function is in a wine. This information is critical to being a good wine taster. Part three is a smell lab where we will sharpen our skills for identifying aromas.