The aims of this intensive and technical three day course are to provide a good level of knowledge and skills in traditional method sparkling winemaking to those who are making and selling sparkling wine.
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.
Day 1 (Theory)
Tirage and secondary fermentation
Maturation and lees aging
Riddling and disgorging
Day 2. (Practical)
Yeast culture preparation
Use of adjuvants
The bottling process
Day 3 (Practical)
Preparing liquer d'expedition
Riddling - use of gyropalletes and pupitres
The course ends with a 15-minute multiple-choice exam
Please do not delay your booking – to guarantee your place, please book 2 weeks in advance of course date
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:
14th April 2021 - 16th April 2021
9:15 - 16:15
Lewes Campus - Plumpton College
3 Day Course
Ready to take the next step?
Apply for this course online now to begin you journey towards a qualification in WineSkill Principles of Sparkling Winemaking.