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Saturday Sauvignon Blanc and Malbec course

Saturday Sauvignon Blanc and Malbec course

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A special Saturday wine course celebrating World Sauvignon Blanc Day and World Malbec Day at Hotel du Vin with lunch!

Join us for a Saturday wine course in Tunbridge Wells (11am-4pm) with 2 course lunch included where we celebrate two important and popular grapes - Sauvignon Blanc and Malbec. 

Saturday wine courses are suitable for all. Whether you have never been to a wine tasting before or are an experienced taster, there is something for everyone.

Saturday Wine courses include:

  • 12 wines sampled and explained
  • delicious 2 course lunch (all diets catered for - just let us know)

The day starts with a glass of sparkling wine as we chat about how to get bubbles into wine and continues through a series of white and red wines. The day includes a delicious two course lunch.

Saturday Sauvignon Blanc and Malbec course outline:

  • Introduction to Sauvignon Blanc
  • 6 x Sauvignon Blanc wines from Old World Classics (Loire valley and Bordeaux) to New World wines (New Zealand, Chile, South Africa) 
  • A range of styles of Sauvignon Blanc from fruity to barrel aged to sparkling
  • 6 x Malbec wines from classic regions (Argentina, SW France) to Malbec wines from other regions around the world
  • A range of styles of Malbec from fruity reds to barrel aged reds to rose

Saturday wine courses also cover the following topics:

  • How wine is made - grapes, fermentation, ageing
  • How to taste wines – aroma, taste and 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.

This is a great opportunity to meet likeminded people and learn more about wine with a delicious two course lunch included too!

Why not make a weekend of it and book a room at Hotel du Vin!

Tutor: Victoria Aldwinckle


How to get there

Hotel du Vin Tunbridge Wells
Crescent Road

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