The 52 Weeks of Wine Training Program is a wine palate training program designed to introduce participants to new and unusual varietals of wine. Many wine consumers find that they typically buy, taste and drink wines that are within their comfort zone. Exposure to new varietals allows wine consumers to better understand the attributes of different wines and define the traits that are desirable to him or her. Grape Juice Mom makes wine tasting approachable and focuses on “affordable” wines, which retail at $15 or less.
Year One of the 52 Weeks of Wine kicked off in October of 2018. Year Two of the 52 Weeks of wine will start in January 2020 and have a bit of a different look. We will be starting two “tracks” of the program: the “Traditional” Program and the “Regional” Program.
The “Traditional” Program closely resembles The 52 Weeks of Wine Training Program – Year One, where we feature a different varietal of wine each week of the year. There are over 10,000 varietals of wine in the world however, many of those are not easily accessible nor are they affordable. So, Year Two with the “Traditional” Program will have predominately new varietals with a few repeated varietals from Year One.
The “Regional” Program of The 52 Weeks of Wine Training Program is a NEW focus where we will feature a wine production region each month of the year. In the United States, we typically label wines by the varietal or as a blend. Conversely, in “Old World” production regions (think France, Italy, Spain), wines are typically labelled by the production region from which they originated and are rarely single varietals. So, by focusing on regions, we can better understand the single varietals, the blends, the terroir and the representation (finally, we can bring in the bubbly)!