Wine Faults Class – September 25


Join the French Broad Vignerons for a class on identifying faults and flaws in wine! Any member of French Broad Vignerons is welcome to join this educational class, which will be held Saturday, September 25th from 1:00-2:30pm at the classroom at Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard in Marshall, NC.

This faults class will be especially helpful for anyone who wishes to become a judge for the Asheville Wine Competition in December 2021, or anyone who wants to become a better home winemaker. 

Participants will be given samples of faulted wine to smell. Discussions will cover common wine faults/flaws, what to do when you encounter a faulted/flawed wine in a competition setting, and what causes it if you are a home winemaker. A test will be given after the class/Q&A session to see if you can blindly identify common faults/flaws.
Cost of the class is $5 for supplies, which can be paid on site the day of the class. Make sure to eat before attending the class. Please, no strong perfumes, colognes, lotions or deodorants as they can inhibit your ability to evaluate wine faults. Please RSVP to Alan Staton via email or phone, 828-243-3512. Directions to the classroom will be provided when you RSVP.

Upcoming Events in 2021


Stone Ashe Vineyards Gathering – October 2021 (more details to come)

Wine Judging Class – October or November 2021 (more details to come)

WNC Regional Amateur Wine Competition – December 3, 2021

WNC Regional Commercial Wine Competition – December 4-5, 2021