4 Week Beginner's Wine Course!
Get to grips with the fascinating world of wine on this 4 week introductory course based in Wanstead. Run over 4 consecutive Thursday evenings, 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!
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 6 very different styles of wine.
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 – Fizz and Rose wines of the world
The last evening is all about how to do they get the bubbles in my wine? What makes rose pink? Any evening of decadent sparkling wines from Champagne to Cava to Prosecco to Rose....well we might start with rose!
So join us on this 4 week course at Wanstead Gold Club (just 5 mins from Wanstead tube station) 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:
Wanstead Golf Club, E11 2LW
- 4th April - Introduction to Wine Tasting
- 11th April - Introduction to White Wine
- 18th April - Introduction to Red Wine
- 25th April - Introduction to Fizz and Rose Wines
Places remaining: 8
Course Date/Time: Thu 4th Apr 2019 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Wanstead Golf Club - Overton Drive, Wanstead, E11 2LW