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Saturday Introduction to Wine Course


Join us for a Introduction to Wine day course, starting with a decadent Champagne aperitif at 11am, a delicious two-course lunch (overlooking Chelsea Harbour) 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)

Course Outline:

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! Included in this fantastic experience is a two course lunch on the banks of the River Thames overlooking Chelsea Harbour at “The Waterside” Fulham.

Event details

Date Saturday 28 September 2013
Time 11:00am to 4:30pm
Event type Wine course
Cost £87.50
Booking required? Yes
Venue details Fulham Wine Cellars, London, London, United Kingdom