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Saturday Introduction to Wine at Caius College

£120.00
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Starts at
11:00am
Duration
5 hours including lunch

Event Description

Come and enjoy a friendly, informal and fun wine tasting day in a beautiful and centrally located Cambridge college.

Starting with Champagne, we'll taste and learn about wines from all over the world (no previous experience needed) and a delicious two-course lunch is included. 

Watch and learn how to open a bottle of Champagne using a sword!

Course outline

  • Start with Champagne
  • Introduction to the Worlds major wine regions
  • New World Wines (Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, California)
  • Old World Classics (France, Italy, & Spain)
  • Major Red Grape Varieties – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo & others
  • Major White Grape Varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, & others
  • How wine is made - grapes, fermentation and ageing
  • Improve your tasting and senses
  • How to taste wine like a professional – aroma, flavours, describing wines
  • Recognising elements of wine - tannin, acidity, body, oak
  • 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
  • Tutored Tasting of 13 wines
  • Food & Wine matching tips & advice

Halfway through the day we will take a break from the hard work of tasting wine to enjoy a delicious two-course lunch followed by a mini tour of the college to appreciate its history.

All our courses can be purchased as a Gift either as a dated or undated voucher.

How to get there

Gonville & Caius college
Trinity Street
CB2 1TA

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