Saturday Introduction to Wine Course with Lunch (St Albans)

Saturday Introduction to Wine Course with Lunch (St Albans)

SORRY SOLD OUT - more Saturday Courses in the New Year. 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 Father's Day, 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 14th Oct 2017 at 11.00am

Duration: 5 hours

Venue: Thompson St Albans

Event Price: £90.00

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