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Intro to Wine Grapes short course

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If you like wine and would like to know more about it, this 3-part Tuesday evening course is the perfect introduction.

On this course, you learn by experience. Taking the main grape varieties found in shops and supermarkets, we help you understand the essential character of each one.

We also introduce the factors that result in different expressions of those grapes so you can understand why you might prefer one version over another.

And we bring nibbles to try with each grape so you can experience in the classroom the effect of pairing the right foods with these wines.

All our wine events are relaxed and fun - a perfect sociable evening out while you taste and learn!

At the end of this 3-part experience you will understand:

  • The structure and flavours of: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris/Grigio and Riesling
  • The structure and flavours of: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah/Shiraz
  • Key names to look for on wine bottles to recognise French wines made from these grapes
  • Pairing food with these wines
  • Ideal service temperature for these wines

We learn by tasting so you get plenty of practice developing your nose and palate to better recognise characteristic aromas and flavours.

What's included in the price:

  • 18 tasting wines that brilliantly showcase the main grapes
  • Food samples (nibbles) to learn about food pairing
  • Full tuition developing your knowledge and tasting skills
  • Slide handouts for reading again at home
  • Nez du Vin for practice recognising wine aromas 
  • Professional wine notes

Dates and times: 7-9pm on Tues May 2nd, 9th and 16th. 

Come join in the fun and begin to see wine with new eyes! 

How to get there

The Venetian Wine Bar
21 Station Place

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