The Rhone and SE France versus The New World (Hitchin)
Two-thirds of wine consumed in the UK now comes from New World countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Argentina. This is partly thanks to smart marketing and distribution, but also as an inevitable result of big improvements in the quality of wine-making in the Southern Hemisphere. But can the 'new kids on the block' really compete with the best that France has to offer?
Join us on this special tasting as we pitch wines from The Rhone Valley and South-East France against those from South Australia, Chile and California. We'll try eight different wines including Shiraz, Grenache and Viognier. We'll also look at the influence of soil, climate and wine-making methods.
All wines are sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them. No previous experience is necessary and full tasting notes, tutored tasting and use of professional tasting glasses is included. This one-evening tasting also makes a great Christmas gift idea for just £27.50
Places remaining: 10
Course Date/Time: Wed 31st Jan 2018 at 7.00pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Los Reyes, Hitchin