Join us for a Introduction to Wine day course, starting with a decadent Champagne aperitif at 11am, a delicious two-course lunch and 13 wines to taste before finishing at 4:30pm.
"If you want to improve your tasting wine skills, trying wines that you might never try on your own and enjoying a nice and relaxing atmosphere > go-for-it!" (Eduaord, Nov 2011)
Session 1a: Introduction to Wine Tasting - How to taste wines; aroma, taste, describing wines with West London Wine School's 'easy approach' to wine tastingSession 1b: Improve your senses with the Nez du Vin & recognising elements of wine - tannin, acidity, oakSession 2: The Effect of Climate - hot versus cool & Introduction to the Worlds major wine regionsSession 3: How Wine is Made - grapes, fermentationSession 4a: Major Red Grape Varieties – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo & othersSession 4b: Major White Grape Varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, & others!Session 5: Old World Classics (France, Italy, Spain) vs New World Wines (Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, California)Session 6: Food & Wine Matching – tips & advice – with practical tastings.Including:
Tutored Tasting of 13 Wines (including Rose for lunch), full tasting notes, tasting tongue chartWhich wines to buy / where to obtain the best value for money / storing & serving wine / understanding wine labelsHow to spot wine faultsThis is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and taste world-class wines with a lunch crammed in too!