4 Week Introduction to Wine Course £55
4 Week Introduction to Wine Course £55 (plus £10 on the night wine fee)
Get to grips with the fascinating world of wine on this 4 week introductory course. Run over 4 sessions, this is designed for people who enjoy wine and want to learn more about it, in a fun, friendly and relaxed setting with no previous wine tasting experience necessary!
Course Programme (all Thursday's):
• 9th January - Introduction to wine Tasting
• 16th January - Light White and Red Wines of the World
• 23rd January - Richer White and Red Wines of the World
• 30th January - Food & Wine matching
At the end of the course you will :
Be able to taste wine like a professional
Have learned how to assess the quality of a wine
Be able to tell if a wine is faulty
Understand the world’s most important red and white wines
Have tasted 24 different wines!
Know how to match food with wine
Understand wine labels and improve your confidence in selecting wines
Plus lots more!
Week 1 – Introduction to Wine Tasting
This first session will cover the basics: how wine is made and where in the world it comes from, how to taste wine and assess it like a true professional, tasting 6 of the most important wines in the world and improving your senses with our ‘Nez du Vin’ aroma kit.
Week 2 – Light White and Red Wines of the world
This evening we’ll move on to talk about light white and red wines and taste 6 delicious examples along the way. We’ll talk a bit about the grape varieties and what they taste like as well as the wine regions that they come from, consider their potential for food and wine matching and further hone your wine tasting skills. We'll also cover things like production methods, find out which is better - cork or screw cap, and bust a few common wine myths along the way.
Week 3 – Richer White and Red wines of the world
Here we’ll explore the huge variety of fuller bodied white and red wine styles to be found. As well as trying 6 more fantastic wines, we’ll also talk aboutOak and tannin and why some wines get better with age, as well as some other useful tips like why/when you should decant wine and what temperature to serve it at.
Week 4 – Food and Wine Matching
The last evening is all about how to match food and wine. We’ll taste 6 delicious nibbles with 6 different wines from around the world and understand how a good pairing can make a massive difference to both. We will try some classic pairings – think tasty goats cheese with Sancerre, local spicy meats with a juicy Zinfandel, rich pate with Sauternes and others! You’ll pick up some really useful tips that you can put to good use at home as we talk about the building blocks of wine; acidity, alcohol, tannin and sweetness and the affect these have on food.
So join us on this 4 week course and change the way you think about wine forever! You’ll try some amazing wines, meet some great new people with a shared interest and have a fantastic time along the way.
Tasting sheets, digital presentation and use of professional ISO wine tasting glasses are included.
Note: Course Fee excludes cost of wine - £10 per evening for 6 different wines each night. Booking the whole 4 weeks saves £12 on the cost of individual nights.
If your buying the course as a gift and require a gift voucher please email after purchasing and a voucher will be sent first class post (in the UK) or email to give to the recipient.
Places remaining: 6
Course Date/Time: Thu 9th Jan 2020 at 7.00pm-9.00pm
Duration: 2 Hours
Venue: The Guildford Institute,Ward Street, Guildford,GU14LH