Training Programme

The quality approach used for the Syrah du Monde® international wine competition has led us to offer you a professional training programme.

Target Audience
  • Engineers, oenologists and technicians specialising in viticulture and oenology ? Wine retailers ? Wine stewards.
  • Export managers - Tasting club members with a good knowledge of wine tasting using sensory and descriptive analysis.

Certification as an "Expert Judge" for the Syrah du Monde® international wine competition.

Course Contents
  • Principles of sensory analysis as applied to Syrah/Shiraz wines
    - Physiology of taste and knowledge of Syrah/Shiraz wines
    - Taste exercise
    - Aroma exercise
  • Wine scoring system for international competitions
    - Wine scoring exercise using Syrah/Shiraz wines, use of the tasting sheet
    - Quantifying the results and awarding marks of quality
  • Pairing foods with Syrah/Shiraz wines
  • History and development of Syrah/Shiraz wines
  • Quality Assurance approach (ISO 9002) as applied to Syrah du Monde®
  • Performance and reliability assessment for judges
Teaching Methodology

The teaching method is active and participative.

Tools: visual aids, videos.
Hands-on exercises: individually and in groups.

Course documentation provided (before and after course).

Course Information

This training course will be held as part of the Syrah du Monde® knowledge/evaluation centre for expert wine tasting judges is held at the Paul Bocuse Institut (near Lyon).

Available courses dates:

  • Tuesday May 15, 2018

The training course are given in French from 08:45 to 17:30 hours.

Limited number of places available.

Participation fees: 415 euros without VAT (498 euros with VAT).

Including lunch and courses documentation.


Course evaluation by the participants at the end of the day.

After each day of tasting at Syrah du Monde®, a tasting reliability assessment is provided in order to validate the confidence interval for each taster and for the group.

Syrah du Monde 2018

Samples delivery

April 25, 2018

Syrah du Monde 2018

The 2018 results are available

2018 Results

The Paul Bocuse Institute

Assessment centre for Syrah du Monde tasting judges - Ecully - France