Masterclasses

We regularly invite an inspiring speaker to give a masterclass. These are about very different facets of the wine world. With this we offer our students a broadening of their knowledge and we can also discuss topics that do not appear in the WSET or WSG curriculum.

Masterclasses coming up

Stay informed about our upcoming masterclasses. We send a monthly newsletter containing the latest news. (In Dutch)

ENG

Masterclass Hungarian Wines by Florin Smical

Date : Saturday March 16, 2024

Time: 15:00

- 17:00

Location: Amsterdam Wine Academy, Gerard Doustraat 16, Amsterdam

Language: ENG

€50,-

3 spots available

Join Florin on Saterday afternoon March 16 on a journey to discover the legendary region of Tokaj.
Tokaj is the birthplace of one of the world’s oldest sweet wines. Botrytis affected wines like Tokaji Aszu and Eszencia have made the region famous for centuries. Dry wines have also been produced in the region for a long time but mostly as a base wine for the Aszu. In the last two decades the local producers started to focus more on dry styles and single vineyards selection.
Together we will learn about the historical classification of the vineyards, local grapes, unique volcanic soils and different wine styles from dry to sweet. Furthermore we will taste single vineyard expressions of Furmint and Harslevelu, two of the most important grapes in the region. The wines are all coming from very small producers, as in our humble opinion they are the soul of this region by continuously experimenting and evolving to create world class wines. These wine are unique to The Netherlands so get ready for an extraordinary tasting experience.

 

Register quickly by sending us an email, because there is only limited space!

ENG

Allegrini Tasting

Date : Friday March 8, 2024

Time: 19:30

- 21:30

Location: Amsterdam Wine Academy, Gerard Doustraat 16, Amsterdam

Language: ENG

€50,-

3 spots available

On Friday the 8th of March we will welcome the Italian wine producer Allegrini at our Academy. The love the Allegrini family has for their land has driven them to enhance the potential of the Valpolicella area and its winemaking tradition. The decisions taken, informed with great far-sightedness, have seen Allegrini become one of the leading wine producers in Italy.
For us here in Amsterdam a unique chance to taste some of their premium wines (Amarone Classico Riserva Fieramonte & Allegrini Corvina Veronese La Poja) of different amazing vintages.

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ENG

Masterclass by Vivienne Papadosifaki “Sake fundamentals”

Date: Friday February 2, 2024

Time: 19:00

- 21:00

Location: Amsterdam Wine Academy, Gerard Doustraat 16, Amsterdam

Language: ENG

€45,-

Fully booked

On Friday evening, February 2, 2024, embark on a fascinating exploration of the world of sake with Vivienne Papadosifaki, a certified sake professional and WSET sake educator. This masterclass is tailored for beginners, offering an immersive experience into the fundamental aspects of sake. Participants will unravel the mysteries of common sake styles and gain a profound understanding of the essential principles guiding its production.
Key topics Covered:
– Introduction to Sake
Uncover the basics of sake, exploring its essence as an alcoholic beverage, and gaining insights into its cultural significance.
– Common Styles of Sake
Navigate through the most prevalent sake styles, including Junmai, Ginjo, and Daiginjo, understanding their unique characteristics.
– Baseline of Production
Break down the essential components of sake production, laying the groundwork for comprehending the intricate techniques involved.
– Tasting Basics
Develop fundamental tasting skills, allowing participants to discern and appreciate the diverse flavors and aromas found in different types of sake.
This masterclass promises to be a delightful introduction for beginners, providing a solid foundation for further exploration into the rich and intricate world of sake. Join us for a captivating journey guided by expertise and passion for this amazing Japanese beverage.

 

Register quickly by sending us an email, because there is only limited space!

ENG

Masterclass Sietze Wijma ‘Wine Faults’ EXTRA

Date: Saturday January 13, 2024

Time: 13:00

- 15:00

Location: Amsterdam Wine Academy, Gerard Doustraat 16, Amsterdam

Language: ENG

€60,-

Fully booked

Because the masterclass for Friday evening, January 12 2024, was sold out in no time, we asked Sietze to give the same masterclass the next day on Saturday afternoon, January 13, 2024! So be quick to register because this is a popular and above all a very interesting masterclass!

Under Sietze’s guidance, we taste the same neutral base wine 11 times. An ‘incorrect’ aroma that we can encounter in wine has been added to 10 of these samples. For example, consider the smell by which you can recognize ‘cork’. Sietze explains where these aromas come from and in which wines you could expect them.

This is the ideal masterclass for students preparing for the WSET level 3 tasting exam, but also very suitable for other wine lovers who would like to learn how to taste better.

Register quickly by sending us an email, because there is only limited space!

ENG

Masterclass Sietze Wijma ‘Wine Faults’

Date: Friday January 12, 2024

Time: 19:30

- 21:30

Location: Amsterdam Wine Academy, Gerard Doustraat 16, Amsterdam

Language: ENG

€60,-

Fully booked

Sietze Wijma has already given a masterclass for us twice before. With great success! He will return to AWA in early 2024 for a masterclass on common and less common wine faults.
Sietze has a master’s degree in Sensory Science and gives many tastings at the WSET Wine School in London. We are therefore very happy that he will come to Amsterdam for us again this evening.

Under Sietze’s guidance, we taste the same neutral base wine 11 times. An ‘incorrect’ aroma that we can encounter in wine has been added to 10 of these samples. For example, consider the smell by which you can recognize ‘cork’. Sietze explains where these aromas come from and in which wines you could expect them.

This is the ideal masterclass for students preparing for the WSET level 3 tasting exam, but also very suitable for other wine lovers who would like to learn how to taste better.

Register quickly by sending us an email, because there is only limited space!

NL

Masterclass Inma Munoz ‘DO Malaga’

Date: Friday November 10, 2023

Time: 19:30

- 21:30

Location: Amsterdam Wine Academy, Tweede Jan Steenstraat 42, Amsterdam

Language: NL

€35,-

0 spots available

Fully booked

One of our former students, Inma Muñoz, is a DO Málaga wine teacher. She will provide a masterclass especially for AWA in which she will tell us everything about this unique and very diverse Spanish wine region. Of course we also taste different wines from the area!

Register quickly by sending us an email. Only 20 places are available!

 

 

 

ENG

Almaviva Tasting

Date: Thursday March 23, 2023

Time: 19:00

- 20:30

Location: Amsterdam Wine Academy, Tweede Jan Steenstraat 42, Amsterdam

Language: ENG

€30,-

Fully booked

On Thursday 23 March we will receive Felipe from the Chilean winery Almaviva. One of Chile’s absolute top wines is produced here. For us here in Amsterdam a unique opportunity to taste different vintages of this special wine.
Almaviva is a collaboration between Baron Phillipe de Rotschild from Bordeaux and the Chilean Concha y Toro. The best of both worlds: the perfect Chilean climate for grape growing combined with French grapes and winemaking techniques.

ENG

Masterclass Sietze Wijma ‘The Art of Tasting – Red wines’

Date: Friday February 10, 2023

Time: 19:30

- 21:30

Location: Amsterdam Wine Academy, Gerard Doustraat 16, Amsterdam

Language: ENG

Fully booked

Due to the very enthusiastic reactions to Sietze Wijma’s first masterclass, we will receive him for the second time on Friday evening 10 February from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm for ‘the Art of Tasting’. The masterclass in November ’22 focused on white wines. This time it’s about recognizing aromas in red wines.
Sietze has a master’s degree in Sensory Science and gives many tastings at the WSET wine school in London and now also with us in Amsterdam for the second time.

Under the guidance of Sietze we taste the same neutral basic wine 11 times. An aroma that we regularly encounter in wine has been added to 10 of these samples. Think of the green pepper in a cabernet sauvignon, but also of the smell that you recognize ‘cork’. Sietze explains where these aromas come from and in which wines you can expect them.

This is the ideal masterclass for students preparing for the WSET level 3 tasting exam, but also very suitable for other wine enthusiasts who would like to learn how to taste better.

Reserve your spot quickly by sending us a short email. Only 20 places are available.

Due to the very enthusiastic reactions to Sietze Wijma's first masterclass, we will receive him for the second time on Friday evening 10 February from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm for 'the Art of Tasting'. The masterclass in November '22 focused on white wines. This time it's about recognizing aromas in red wines.
Sietze has a master's degree in Sensory Science and gives many tastings at the WSET wine school in London and now also with us in Amsterdam for the second time.

Under the guidance of Sietze we taste the same neutral basic wine 11 times. An aroma that we regularly encounter in wine has been added to 10 of these samples. Think of the green pepper in a cabernet sauvignon, but also of the smell that you recognize 'cork'. Sietze explains where these aromas come from and in which wines you can expect them.

This is the ideal masterclass for students preparing for the WSET level 3 tasting exam, but also very suitable for other wine enthusiasts who would like to learn how to taste better.

Reserve your spot quickly by sending us a short email. Only 20 places are available.

ENG

Masterclass Sietze Wijma ‘The Art of Tasting’

Date: Friday November 25, 2022

Time: 19:30

- 21:30

Location: Amsterdam Wine Academy, Gerard Doustraat 16, Amsterdam

Language: ENG

€60,-

Fully booked

On Friday evening 25 November from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm we will welcome Sietze Wijma from ‘The Art of Tasting’ at our Academy for a masterclass on recognizing aromas in wine. Sietze has a Masters in Sensory Science and does many tastings at the WSET wine school in London. We are therefore very happy that he can come to Amsterdam for us this evening.

Under the guidance of Sietze we taste the same neutral basic wine 11 times. An aroma that we regularly encounter in wine has been added to 10 of these samples. Think of the green pepper in a sauvignon blanc, but also of the smell that you recognize ‘cork’. Sietze explains where these aromas come from and in which wines you can expect.

This is the ideal masterclass for students preparing for the WSET level 3 tasting exam, but also very suitable for other wine enthusiasts who would like to learn how to taste better.

Reserve your spot quickly by sending us a short email. Only 20 places are available.

On Friday evening 25 November from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm we will welcome Sietze Wijma from 'The Art of Tasting' at our Academy for a masterclass on recognizing aromas in wine. Sietze has a Masters in Sensory Science and does many tastings at the WSET wine school in London. We are therefore very happy that he can come to Amsterdam for us this evening.

Under the guidance of Sietze we taste the same neutral basic wine 11 times. An aroma that we regularly encounter in wine has been added to 10 of these samples. Think of the green pepper in a sauvignon blanc, but also of the smell that you recognize 'cork'. Sietze explains where these aromas come from and in which wines you can expect.

This is the ideal masterclass for students preparing for the WSET level 3 tasting exam, but also very suitable for other wine enthusiasts who would like to learn how to taste better.

Reserve your spot quickly by sending us a short email. Only 20 places are available.

ENG

Masterclass Marianna Bruscoli ‘Meet the winemaker’

Date: Friday May 13, 2022

Time: 19:30

- 21:30

Location: Amsterdam Wine Academy, Gerard Doustraat 16, Amsterdam

Language: ENG

€35,-

Fully booked

On Friday evening May 13 at 7.30 pm we will receive Marianna Bruscoli from Tenuta San Giacomo e Fillipo for a masterclass on winemaking in the Italian Marche region.

Marianna will discuss factors typical of this region. She discusses a number of indigenous grape varieties unknown to us that she still has planted and of course we will taste some of her wines.

Reserve your spot quickly by sending us a short email. There are only 20 places available.

On Friday evening May 13 at 7.30 pm we will receive Marianna Bruscoli from Tenuta San Giacomo e Fillipo for a masterclass on winemaking in the Italian Marche region.

Marianna will discuss factors typical of this region. She discusses a number of indigenous grape varieties unknown to us that she still has planted and of course we will taste some of her wines.

Reserve your spot quickly by sending us a short email. There are only 20 places available.

ENG

Masterclass Michael Palij MW ‘Sangiovese in Tuscany’

Date: Sunday April 10, 2022

Time: 20:00

- 22:00

Location: Amsterdam Wine Academy, Gerard Doustraat 16, Amsterdam

Language: ENG

€50,-

Fully booked

On Sunday evening 10 April Michael Palij MW will come to the Gerard Doustraat for a masterclass on sangiovese in Tuscany. Michael is a master of wine and has a huge amount of knowledge about Italian wines. This evening you will have the opportunity to learn about this from him and to ask all your questions.

Reserve your spot quickly by sending us a short email. There are only 20 places available.

On Sunday evening 10 April Michael Palij MW will come to the Gerard Doustraat for a masterclass on sangiovese in Tuscany. Michael is a master of wine and has a huge amount of knowledge about Italian wines. This evening you will have the opportunity to learn about this from him and to ask all your questions.

Reserve your spot quickly by sending us a short email. There are only 20 places available.

NL

Masterclass Niels van Laatum ‘Natuurwijn’

Date: Friday March 11, 2022

Time: 19:30

- 21:30

Location: Amsterdam Wine Academy, Gerard Doustraat 16, Amsterdam

Language: NL

€50,-

Fully booked

On Friday evening March 11, Niels van Laatum will come to our location on the Gerard Doustraat to tell his clear story about cloudy wine. From 19.30h he takes you by the hand this evening in an exploration of what is really becoming more than a niche in the world of wine. Of course there will also be a number of beautiful natural wines to be tasted! Reserve your spot quickly by sending us a short email. There are only 20 places available.

On Friday evening March 11, Niels van Laatum will come to our location on the Gerard Doustraat to tell his clear story about cloudy wine. From 19.30h he takes you by the hand this evening in an exploration of what is really becoming more than a niche in the world of wine. Of course there will also be a number of beautiful natural wines to be tasted! Reserve your spot quickly by sending us a short email. There are only 20 places available.

Stay informed about our planned masterclasses

We send a monthly newsletter (in Dutch) containing the latest news.