Saturday Introduction to Wine Course with Lunch (St Albans)

Saturday Introduction to Wine Course with Lunch (St Albans)

Join us on an introduction to wine day from 11.00am to 4.00pm including Champagne and delicious 3-course lunch at THOMPSON St Albans Restaurant (formerly Darcy's). This wonderful day out can be bought as Gift Voucher for Christmas, a birthday, anniversary or any other occasion. 

COURSE OUTLINE

  • 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 and 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
  • Improve your senses with the Nez du Vin
  • How to taste wines – aroma, taste, describing wines
  • Recognising elements of wine - tannin, acidity, oak
  • Tutored tasting of 10 Wines
  • The effect of climate on the taste of wine
  • Which wines to buy, where to obtain the best value for money, storing and serving wine and understanding wine labels
  • Food and wine matching – tips and advice.

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Course Date/Time: Sat 18th Feb 2017 at 11.00am

Duration: 5 hours

Venue: Thompson St Albans

Event Price: £90.00

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