Great Grapes from Around the World (Hitchin)
Starts 6th November, every Wednesday 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 taste wines made from the world's leading varieties, discover 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 experience wines made from some recently popular varieties, also take a look at hybrid grapes and see how some varieties fare better away from their tradional homes.
Wednesday 6th November – The 'Big Beasts', including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
Wednesday 13th November – Looking 'behind the label' at the grapes used in wines such as Rioja, Chianti, Bordeaux and Barolo
Wednesday 20th November – 'New Kids on the Block' including now popular varieties Albarino, Carmenere, PicPoul and Cabernet Franc
Wednesday 27th November – 'New World or Old World?' Compare European wines with those made from the same varieties made in the Southern Hemisphere - have they survived the journey and are they thriving in the New World?
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 28 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 Birthdays or other special 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: 3
Course Date/Time: Wed 6th Nov 2019 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours x 4 evenings
Venue: Los Reyes, Hitchin