Sensory Development and Wine Styles HOST 9112

The ability to assess the value and character of a wine is essential to a successful sommelier. Through our Sensory Development and Wine Styles course, develop your palate, your ability to discern quality and value and your ability to evaluate wines by colour, weight, alcohol, taste, flavour, texture, complexity and finish. Learn to recognize poor quality, wine faults and spoilage; learn what causes the taint; and explore possible corrective actions. Learn to recognize wines by style and taste profile in order to judge typicity and to provide sound advice about wine and food pairing. Finally, become familiar with various cooking techniques, learn various strategies for pairing wine and food and get exposure to wine service skills.


You must be at least 19 years of age. You must have completed our HOST 9111 Methods of Wine Production course.

Hours and Fees




(includes materials used in class)

Course Sections

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course. However, check back often to see if we have developed additional schedules for the fall term (through to December). If you would like to receive an email notification when our winter term (January to April 2022) is released, complete our notification sign-up form.

Contact Information


Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts

Some courses require you to purchase a textbook. The cost of the textbook is not included in the course fee unless otherwise indicated. If there is a textbook assigned for this course, it will be listed on the bookstore website.