Epicurean Week: Understanding Your Unique Palate at the Naramata Centre

Event Dates:
  • Mon July 15, 2024 9:45 AM
  • Tue July 16, 2024 9:45 AM
  • Wed July 17, 2024 9:45 AM
  • Thu July 18, 2024 9:45 AM
  • Fri July 19, 2024 9:45 AM
  • Event Cost: $175.00 + materials

Ages: 19+ ♦ M-F 9:45 am – 12:15 pm ♦ Material Fee $50

Each day of this program will be a module dedicated to understanding your palate, then applying your new-found knowledge!

Introduction to How Your Senses Work (Monday, July 15) : Better understand how your smell and taste interact with your brain. Answer questions such as why your senses are unique, why you love wine at the winery and then no longer get the same level of enjoyment at home. Go through a series of smelling and tasting exercises to better understand what impacts your sensory experience. The goal is to start focusing on your senses so you can get more out of your week of culinary experiences.
Wine & Cheese (Tuesday, July 16): Discover the major concepts of wine and food pairing. Taste through a series of wines, identifying key characteristics. Then, after a discussion of different types of cheese styles, explore which pairings work better and others and discuss the reasons. The goal of this course is to apply the basic concepts of wine and food pairing so that they can easily be remembered for more complicated pairings.
Sensory Seminar with the Naramata Inn (Wednesday, July 17): Step into an immersive sensory experience where every sip reveals a story of terroir, craftsmanship, and elegance. Create your own jarred bouquet of aromatics that match three different wines.
Farm Tour & Tasting at Elephant Island Orchard Wines (Thursday, July 18)
Sparkling Wine (Friday, July 19): Discover the four major production methods for sparkling wines, where they are made, key information that can be found on the label, and touch on pairing sparkling wine with food. Practicing techniques presented in the Introduction course, taste local examples of these styles and compare the differences. The goal is to understand what to expect from the different styles.