The A-Z of Grapes - from Albarino to Zinfandel (St Albans)

The A-Z of Grapes - from Albarino to Zinfandel (St Albans)

Starts 30th April, every Tuesday for four weeks

Did you know that there over 1,400 grape varieties that are used in wine making? And yet, if pushed, most of us would struggle to name more than a dozen. To find out more, join us on this new four-week course when we work through the alphabet, tasting from A to Z, and finding out where different grapes flourish and why they sometimes hide behind the labels of well-known names. For example, there are 13 separate grape varieties permitted in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and 5 in the red wines from Rioja. Along the way, we will discover wines made from some of the lesser known varieties and take in a few familiar names along the way.

Course Outline

Tuesday 30th April – from Albarino to Furmint
Tuesday 7th May – from Grenache to Muscat
Tuesday 14th May – from Nebbiolo to Shiraz
Tuesday 21st May – from Torrontes to Zinfandel

Who is this course for?

Anyone who likes wine and wants to know more. No previous wine tasting experience needed – you might be curious about less familiar grape varieties or just fancy tasting your way through a selection of the range and diversity of wines available around the world. And, if you have been on one of our ‘World of Wine’ courses, this new course is a chance to broaden the horizons even further.

All in all, a fantastic chance to taste at least 26 different wines and discover the style you like best. The price is £99 - there is no additional evening charge on this course. Great value - the cost of the course works out at less than £25 per evening. This course also makes a great Gift Voucher idea, for Christmas, Birthdays or other occasions, for just £99.

Please also refer to our 'Terms & Conditions' when booking - if you have to miss a week of the course, there is no guarantee that you will be able to repeat that session on a future course, unless you are able to provide at least seven days’ notice of cancellation.


Places remaining: 2

Course Date/Time: Tue 30th Apr 2019 at 7pm

Duration: 2 hours x 4 evenings

Venue: The County Club, St Albans

Event Price: £99.00







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