This course has been designed to provide a solid foundation in your understanding of wine and as such enhance your appreciation. Focussing on the major grape varieties this workshop will enable you to understand why your Chablis tastes so different to that 'Aussie' Chardonnay and why some people prefer a Merlot to a Malbec. As with the other workshops you'll learn how to taste and analyse the wines and will sample 15 different wines and enjoy a 3 course lunch. Running 10.30am - 4pm
Discover how wine is made and how that affects what you see, smell and taste in your glass. Understand the differences in how white wine, red wine and rose are made.Taste and compare wines side by side to really see the differences in styles.
Compare oaked and unoaked white wines – How are ‘unoaked’ wines made and what does ‘oaked’ really mean?
Start the afternoon with a glass of fizz! You will learn how Sparkling wine is made – what gives the wine it’s fizz and why does Champagne differ from Prosecco, Cava etc.
Finish the day with a glass of Port! Learn how fortified wines (Port, Sherry, Madeira) are made and what the key differences are between a Ruby Port, LBV and Vintage (apart from price!)