How to become a taster of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena: this is one of the gratest aspiration of the lovers of this product. Being a taster and then becoming a master is not that easy, it requires time and pacience in order to improve the capability to recognize a good balsamic vinegar from a bad one. Curious to find out how to become a taster? Keep on reading!
It is a long journey but possible and compatible with the daily commitments. Although the road is not short, it requires at least eight or nine years old, the first step is always the most important one. Well, it can coincide with the annual course organized by Spilamberto’s Consorteria. What is it about? In the discussion, through fourteen lessons, the main topics revolve around balsamic vinegar.
The course continues for over thirty years and will end in February. Lessons are held twice a week, from 20.30 to 22.30. There will be ten theoretical lessons, and then we will go to practice, that is, the actual tasting. There are also two exits: a lecture on woods and barrels in a famous bakery workshop and another in a chemical analysis laboratory.
The result at the end of the course is the qualification of aspiring student taster. Although no final exam is scheduled, it is, however, required the delivery of a textbook. Lessons are led by experts and the topics vary. There will be a lesson on grapes and vines, on the conductance of the acetaia, one on fermentations and still on the techniques of tasting.
As you can see how to become a taster of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is not easy, but we strongly believe that if one wants to approach to this new world, he will discover all the secrets and the history that surround the original balsamic vinegar.