Three Day Course

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Would you like to learn more about the sparkling wine process?

Day one of the course:

  • Introduces the winemaking theory relating to the key winery operations: tirage, secondary fermentation, disgorging and dosage.

Day two of the course:

  • Focuses on the start of the secondary fermentation in greater detail, and will involve practical activity related to tirage, including the preparation of cultures and adjuvants. 

Day three of the course:

  • Will complete the range of operations specific to sparkling wine with practicals and demonstrations associated with disgorging and dosage.

Topics include: 

Day 1 (Theory)

  • Tirage and secondary fermentation
  • Maturation and lees aging
  • Riddling and disgorging
  • Dosage

Day 2. (Practical)

  • Yeast culture preparation
  • Use of adjuvants
  • The bottling process

Day 3 (Practical)

  • Preparing liquer d'expedition
  • Dosage trials
  • Riddling - use of gyropalletes and pupitres
  • Disgorging process

The course ends with a 15-minute multiple-choice exam

The theory day of this course can be completed separately as a standalone course. Please see below for details on how to book and cost.

Entry Requirements:

This course is suitable for anyone who has an interest in the subject 

The session includes practical activity and requires students to bring:
• Good sturdy footwear such as Wellington boots
• Working clothes or overalls

Dates & Location:
  • 11th April 2022 - 13th April 2022

9.15 - 16.15

Lewes Campus - Plumpton College


Full 3 day course 


£465 (Full 3-day course)

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