Australian Grape & Wine Events Calendar

The Advanced Wine Assessment Course (AWAC)

Date(s) - 5 Jun 2012 until 8 Jun 2012
all day event


The Australian Wine Research Institute


Contact Details
Virginia Phillips (08) 8313 6687 or email [email protected]

Event Region(s)


The AWRI Advanced Wine Assessment Course (AWAC) is an intensive four-day course designed for participants with considerable formal wine tasting experience. It aims to prepare potential new wine show judges and develop the sensory analysis capabilities and the vocabulary of Australian wine industry personnel at an elite level. The aims of the course include:

  • Improving participants’ sensory skills
  • Providing training in the techniques and practices of wine show judging
  • Improving participants’ appreciation of world wine styles
  • Investigating and challenging the basis on which tasters make decisions on quality and preference
  • Providing statistical measurement of participants’ performance, with respect to:
    • discrimination
    • stability
    • reliability
  • Assisting in the development and use of a standardised vocabulary