"How To Taste Wine Like A Wine Judge" Workshop

Singapore wine workshop (about wine judging) September 2019. Organized by Singapoured and Wai Xin Chan.

"How To Taste Wine Like A Wine Judge" Workshop

Organized 6 September 2019

The Workshop

Organized by Singapoured and presented by Wai Xin Chan (Wine Xin).
The location: Fuego Bar & Kitchen in Alexandra Techno Park (ATP) block B.
About 12 participants to the event.

The session was divided in 2 parts:

  • Theory part to discover the wine judging world and its main actors
  • Little practice tasting to try to give notes to our wines

A bit of theory

Here are some of the aspects covered:

Who are the actors :

  • fairs
  • publications
  • wine experts
  • consumers

Wine judges:

  • judging panels
  • individual judge
  • consumers

The notation systems:

  • 100 points scale
  • 20 points scale
  • Fairs medals: Bronze, Silver and Gold

The synergies between producers fairs and wine traders.

A short session but a lot of interesting information for laymen, like me and probably most of the participants, that are not directly involved in the F&B business.

The Tasting


    Single Vineyard
    Marlborough, New Zealand
    White wine, 2018, 13%
    Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Grans-Fassian
    Trittenheimer, Kabinett
    Mosel, Germany
    White wine, off-dry, 2015, 9.5%
    Variety: Riesling
  • Moscato d'Asti DOCG
    Giovanni Rosso
    Piedmont, Italy
    White wine, sweet, 2017, ~6%
    Variety: Muscat Blanc
  • Haselgrove
    First Cut
    McLaren Vale, Australia
    Red wine, 2017, 14.5%
    Variety: Shiraz
  • The Parson
    McLaren Vale, Australia
    Red wine, 2015, 14.5%
    Variety: Shiraz

To spice up the event we tried to give our "medals" during the tasting.
If I remember properly these were our prizes:

  • Bronze for our Marlborough Sauvignon blanc
  • Silver for our Mosel Riesling
  • Gold for our Piedmont Moscato
  • Bronze for our McLaren Vale Haselgrove Shiraz
  • Silver for our McLaren Vale ChapelHill Shiraz

To be honest we enjoyed all the wines. They were good representatives for their respective styles and origins.

In Summary

My first wine related workshop this year. And I have to admit I enjoyed it all the way.
Was intrigued by the subject, very different from most of the subjects proposed in Singapore.
The content was interesting, the trainer delivered an interactive session and the venue was reasonable.
Good job Wai Xin!

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