4 Week Beginner's Wine Course!
Get to grips with the fascinating world of wine on this 4 week introductory course based in The City of London. Run over 4 consecutive Thursdays, the course is designed for people who enjoy wine and want to learn more about it, in a fun, friendly and relaxed setting with no previous wine tasting experience necessary!
Unlike our other 4-week courses the cost of the wine is already included in the price of £110.00 making it a perfect gift idea for the novice wine lover in your life!
At the end of the course you will :
- Be able to taste wine like a professional
- Have learned how to assess the quality of a wine
- Be able to tell if a wine is faulty
- Understand the world’s most important red and white wines
- Have tasted 24 different wines!
- Know how to match food with wine
- Understand wine labels and how to spot a good wine in the shops
- Plus lots more!
WHAT IF I HAVE TO MISS AN EVENING?
Not a problem. You may either send a substitute, or pick up the missed session on a subsequent course, please just make sure you give us 7 working days-notice.
Week 1 – Introduction to Wine Tasting
This first session will cover the basics: how wine is made and where in the world it comes from, how to taste wine and assess it like a true professional, tasting 6 wines, including grape varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Tempranillo and Primitivo and improving your senses with our ‘Nez du Vin’ aroma kit.
Week 2 – White wines of the world
This evening we’ll move on to talk about white wines and taste 6 crisp and dry delicious examples along the way. We’ll talk a bit about the grape varieties and what they taste like as well as the wine regions that they come from, consider their potential for food and wine matching and further hone your wine tasting skills. We'll also cover things like use of oak, find out which is better - cork or screw cap, and bust a few wine myths too!
Week 3 – Red wines of the world
Here we’ll explore the huge variety of red wine styles to be found. From light and fruity Pinot Noir to the smooth Valpolicella Ripasso; the elegant Beaujolais Village to the ever popular Argentinian Malbec! As well as trying 6 more fantastic wines, we’ll also talk about tannin and why some wines get better with age, as well as some other useful tips like why/when you should decant wine and what temperature to serve it at.
Week 4 – Food and Wine Matching
The last evening is all about how to match food and wine. We’ll taste 6 different delicious delicacies with 6 different wines from around the world and understand how a good pairing can complement both. You’ll pick up some really useful tips that you can put to good use at home as we talk about the building blocks of wine; acidity, alcohol, tannin and sweetness and the affect these have on food.
So join us on this 4 week course in The City of London and change the way you think about wine forever! You’ll try some amazing wines, meet some great new people with a shared interest and have a fantastic time along the way.
COURSE DATES AND TIMES:
The Chamberlain Hotel, EC3N 1NU, 7pm - 9pm
- 2nd Aug - Introduction to Wine Tasting
- 9th Aug - Introduction to White Wine
- 16th Aug - Introduction to Red Wine
- 23rd Aug - Introduction to Food and Wine
Places remaining: 3
Course Date/Time: Thu 2nd Aug 2018 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Chamberlain Hotel, Minories, London