Join us for a Introduction to Wine day course, starting with a Champagne aperitif at 11am, a delicious two-course lunch and 13 fantastic wines to taste before finishing at 4:30pm. A day of decadence!
Session 1a: Introduction to Wine Tasting - How to taste wines; aroma, taste, describing wines with Milton Keynes Wine School's 'easy approach' to wine tasting
Session 1b: Improve your senses with the Nez du Vin & recognising elements of wine - tannin, acidity, oak
Session 2: The Effect of Climate - hot versus cool & Introduction to the Worlds major wine regions
Session 3: How Wine is Made - grapes, fermentation
Session 4a: Major Red Grape Varieties – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo & others
Session 4b: Major White Grape Varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, & others!
Session 5: Old World Classics (France, Italy, Spain) vs New World Wines (Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, California)
Session 6: Food & Wine Matching – tips & advice – with practical tastings.
Tutored Tasting of 13 Wines, welcome Champagne, full tasting notes, delicious 2-course lunch
Which wines to buy / where to obtain the best value for money / storing & serving wine / understanding wine labels
How to spot wine faults
This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and taste world-class wines with a lunch crammed in too!
The whole day takes place at the stunning Chicheley Hall near Newport Pagnell. This is a stunning Grade 1 listed 18th century mansion until recently owned by the Beatty family – descendants of Admiral Beatty, the victor of The Battle of Jutland in 1916
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