Welcome to our flagship wine course - a fun and informal journey through the world of wine for anyone who wants to discover more.
No previous experience is necessary - the emphasis is on learning by tasting.
This course runs for one evening each week and is also flexible - if you need to skip a night, just let us know in advance and you'll be able to pick up a repeat session.
What will I get from this course?
- Taste over 40 wines from 10 countries
- Become more familiar with different grapes and regions
- Learn how to sniff, swirl and sip like a professional
- Develop your wine vocabulary
- Understand how to read wine labels
- Discover how to store wine and ideal serving temperatures
- Understand how wine is made and the importance of soil and climate
- Learn principles of food and wine pairing
- Feel more comfortable choosing wine and recognise good value
- Understand how to spot wine faults
What if I can’t make one of the evenings?
Not a problem. You can either send a substitute or we can schedule you onto a repeat session or give you a credit to use against any event.
How is the course structured?
The course is split into two parts. The first 3 weeks look at the Old World (France, Italy, Spain and Portugal) and the second 3 weeks tour through the New World (Chile, Argentina, South Africa, USA, Australia and New Zealand). The parts can be taken separately in any order just let us know when you book.
Get to grips with French wine! At this tasting we decode French wine labels for you and give you the keys to understand the styles of wine that come from different parts of France.
There are many changes going on in Spain and Portugal and these two countries have increasingly grabbed attention in the wine world. We'll look at a variety of wines including one to have with chocolate!
Italy has many exciting wines to choose from. Join us for a tour of Italian regions and wines and learn principles for pairing wine with different foods.
Chile is known for its fresh and fruity wines and very tempting prices while Argentina has been making intense and increasingly complex wines. Both countries have their unique surprises - come and discover more.
Australia and New Zealand make some of today's most popular styles of wine. Discover what makes them so good and what else these two countries have to offer.
An evening of New World showstoppers. South Africa's unique contribution to the world of wine comes from its distinctive history and climate, while wines from the USA firmly rival the best made in Europe. Come and discover more.