One-Night Palate Trainer

One-Night Palate Trainer

Learn what you are tasting when you take a sip

Next Available: Tue, 16 Jul 6:30PM (AEST)
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2 hours 15 minutes
Over 1000 people have attended this class





Where; Armadale Cellars

When; Once a month, 6.30pm – 8.45pm

Investment; $79

Our one-night Palate Trainer is an intimate course conducted by our experienced presenters from the wine industry.

Designed for both novice and connoisseur, this two-hour class will help you gain a better understanding of your own palate, and teach you how to pick out specific wine faults which occur in 1 out of 12 bottles!

Expose your palate to tannin, acid, bitterness, alcohol and TCA (cork taint) in wines. Learn how to identify them by smell and taste, and experience where each occurs on the palate.

Concluding the evening, we will end with a tasting bracket of curated premium wines to taste a well-balanced wine with all the complexities of what's discussed during the forum.

This is a fantastic class for beginners, and also a great refresher course for those who have been tasting for years.

Great for corporate events too!

What some attendees have said;

‘I can happily say that it exceeded my expectations, I learnt a great deal about wine and how to understand it better. It was a good night and really worth it’

‘Fabulous class’

‘We had a great night and enjoyed the casual yet very well presented night. Definitely recommend’

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What you will learn

  • Gain a better understanding of your own palate
  • Learn how to pick out specific wine faults which occur in 1 out of 12 bottles
  • Learn what TCA (cork taint) smells like and fully understand the differences between bitterness, acidity, tannin, etc

What you will get

  • Invaluable knowledge that they can apply to every wine they try
  • Conclude the evening with a brtacket of premium, well-balanced wines

What to bring

  • A willing palate

What to wear

Smart casual attire

Appropriate for

Any one wanting to expand their basic wine knowledge

Armadale Cellars

(1174 Reviews)

Armadale Cellars is about providing you with a memorable experience. Their courses in Melbourne are legendary for information, cutting edge wines and an awesome social atmosphere. Armadale Cellars has been a wine educator for over 25 years.

As one of Melbourne's leading independant retailer, Armadale Cellars team is led by Roseworthy graduate Phil Hude who is renowned for his no-nonsense and no-compromise attitude to wine as well as securing some of the leading figures in Australia wine industry to help present his informative and fun-filled courses and special events.

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4.7 (65 reviews)
Jesirated it
21 May 2024
I would highly recommend the palate training whether you’re just starting out or even have lots of experience in wine. Phil is wealth of knowledge and I learnt so much from him in only 2 hours. I’m very much looking forward to going to many more of his classes and expanding my knowledge in the world of wines. Thank you Phil and Armadale cellars team for a 5 star evening.
Johnrated it
21 May 2024
Phil runs an excellent class that helps you understand the basics. Highly recommended if you want to more about what you are drinking.
Andrewrated it
26 Mar 2024
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a transfer or credit note.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A transfer can be requested 7 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

Terms & Conditions

1. There are no refunds for Courses & Events. Gift vouchers purchased through WeTeachMe (this booking platform) are ONLY redeemable for courses and events.

2. If you are unable to attend an event or course at/with Armadale Cellars you must inform us (at a minimum) 1 full week (7 days) prior in writing/email and we can transfer you to another course or event. After that, it is your responsibility to fill the spot with a friend, family or anyone you deem to substitute for you, otherwise seat/booking lapses.

3. No transfers will be given within 1 week of the course/event start date.

4. Public transport is best way to get to events/courses. For events at our cellar, if driving, we request that all participants park on High Street (where there are no parking restrictions after 6.30pm). For external events, please check parking prior or contact us if unsure.

5. Gift certificate/bookings valid within 36 months of purchase. Gift vouchers/bookings are not redeemable for cash or wine, nor refundable.

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