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Saturday Introduction to Wine

Our Saturday Wine Courses are a great day out and a great introduction for beginners to the world of wine. Starting with Champagne you will taste 12 wines. A delicious 2 Course lunch is provided so all you have to do is sip back, relax and enjoy!

"We attended the Saturday Introduction to Wine at Lytham St Annes in March 2012. I can't rate this course highly enough. I bought this for my Wife as a present for her 30th Birthday. We both like wine but have never really engaged in any formal wine tasting before. We found Colin to be very knowledgeable and the content of the course to be just right. I would definately recommend this course to anyone who is thinking about it. The location (Glendower Hotel) was nice and the atmosphere was very pleasant and friendly" - Roger Bate

So if you're passionate about wine & want to learn more then these courses are for you. Each course is a fascinating introduction to the World of Wine. No wine knowledge is required. Do you want to discover fascinating and delicious new wines & grape varieties? Do you want to taste a wide variety of wines and understand what makes them so different ? Do you want to know which wine to drink with what food? Then these are the courses for you ! It is also a great way to meet new friends who share your love of wine.

Our Saturday Wine Courses make a great Gift for any occasion! See the sort of delicious lunch menu provided on these courses.


Introduction to the Worlds major wine regions

New World Wines(Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, California) vs Old World Classics(France, Italy, & Spain)

Major Red Grape Varieties – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo & others.

Major White Grape Varieties– Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, & others!

How wine is made - grapes, fermentation, ageing

Improve your senses! - Aroma wheel, Nez du Vin

How to taste wines – aroma, taste, describing wines

Recognising elements of wine - tannin, acidity, oak

Tutored Tasting of 12 Wines

The effect of climate on the taste of wine

Which wines to buy / where to obtain the best value for money / storing & serving wine / understanding wine labels

Food & Wine Matching– tips & advice – with practical tastings.

Event details

Date Saturday 26 October 2013
Time 11:00am to 4pm
Event type Wine course
Cost £75
Booking required? Yes
Venue details , Lancaster, Lancashire, United Kingdom