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 curriculum.

Masterclasses coming up

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

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

€60,-

4 spots 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.

Previous masterclasses

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NL

Masterclass Harold Hamersma ‘Wijnschrijven’

Date: Sunday January 15, 2023

Time: 15:00

- 18:00

Location: Amsterdam Wine Academy, Gerard Doustraat 16, Amsterdam

Language: NL

€75,-

Fully booked

On Sunday afternoon January 15 from 3-6 pm we welcome Harold Hamersma for a masterclass on wine writing. Harold is the most famous Dutch wine writer and has an impressive series of publications on his name.

Under his inspiring leadership, we discuss how you can bring a tasting note to life with words. But we also look at what the bottle and the label tell us. And of course wine will be tested and discussed. This time it will be a very dynamic masterclass with a lot of interaction. Ideally suited for WSET students who would like to write and talk about wine in a different, more lively way.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ENG

Masterclass Trinks Trinks ‘Organic winemaking in a cool climate’

Date: Friday November 5, 2021

Time: 19:00

- 20:30

Location: Amsterdam Wine Academy, Gerard Doustraat 16, Amsterdam

Language: ENG

€25,-

Fully booked

We are very pleased to announce that winemakers Johanna and Mathias from Weingut Trinks-Trinks in the Rheingau have found the time to give a masterclass at Amsterdam Wine Academy. On this evening they will discuss the challenges of growing grapes and making wine in the cool German climate. They work completely organically and will also explain in detail the specific techniques they use in the vineyard and wine cellar. The number of places is limited, so book your place quickly by sending a short email to info@amsterdamwineacademy.com, stating ‘register masterclass’.


About Trinks-Trinks
Johanna Döring and Matthias Fridel are both lecturers at the University of Geisenheim. Their field of expertise is research with a focus on organic viticulture. In 2009 they bought a dilapidated weingut in Geisenheim and renovated it. The family that sold the weingut also owned a small area of ​​vineyard. These vineyards had been in the family for over 100 years. Until 1970, wine was also made in the weingut with grapes from these vineyards. As teachers at the renowned wine university, Johanna and Matthias could not resist the temptation and in 2013 they also took over the vineyards. In 2014 they made their first crop there. The surface of only 1.2 hectares is spread over various plots in and around Geisenheim. They work completely organically and all work in the vineyard is done by hand. The grapes from the different plots are vinified separately. At Trinks-trinks, only Riesling wines are made.

Through controlled oxygen supply, slow fermentation and long contact with the yeasts, characteristic and powerful wines are created. The wines are bottled at the earliest in the summer after the harvest and are then aged for at least 2 months in the bottle. The wines have their own character and aging potential.

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