Saturday Course with Champagne & Lunch

11.30am to 4pm - including Champagne and a delicious 2-course lunch.

Passionate or interested about wine and want to learn more? Do you want to discover fascinating and delicious new wines and grape varieties? Do you want to taste a wide variety of wines and understand what makes them so different ? Do you want to know which wine to drink with what food? Then this is the course for you!

The day starts with a glass of champagne as we chat about how to get bubbles into wine and continues through a series of white and red wines.

Course Outline:

  • Glass of champagne - learn about the world's most famous sparkling wine
  • Introduction to the world's major wine regions
  • New World wines (Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, California) vs Old World Classics (France, Italy, & Spain)
  • Major red grape varieties – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and others.
  • Major white grape varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and others!
  • How wine is made - grapes, fermentation, ageing
  • How to taste wines – aroma, taste and describing wines
  • Recognising elements of wine - tannin, acidity, oak
  • Tutored tasting of 12 wines
  • The effect of climate on the taste of wine
  • Which wines to buy / where to obtain the best value for money / storing & serving wine / understanding wine labels
  • Food & Wine matching – tips & advice.

This is a great opportunity to meet like minded people and learn more about wine with a delicious 2 course lunch included too!

If you have an East London Wine School Gift Voucher for a Saturday tasting with lunch and wish to arrange to attend, please contact us for date options and availability. 

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