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Saturday Wine Tasting with Lunch

Saturday Wine Tasting with Lunch

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Do you enjoy wine and would like to know more?

Our Saturday Wine Course is a fascinating introduction to the world of wine. Over the course of the day enjoy a tutored tasting of 12 wines, including Champagne and learn what makes them so different. The day includes a delicious two course lunch prepared by the award winning Blackfriars restaurant.

Course Outline:

·         Learn how to taste like a professional.

·         Improve your senses! – Using “Nez du Vin” learn how to identify and describe wine aromas.

·         Recognise the elements of wine - tannin, acidity, oak

·         Introduction to the World’s major wine regions

·         New World Wines (Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, California) vs Old World Classics (France, Italy, & Spain)

·         Major Red Grape Varieties – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and others.

·         Major White Grape Varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and others.

·         The effect of climate on the taste of wine

·         How wine is made - grapes, fermentation, ageing.

·         Which wines to buy / where to obtain the best value for money / storing and serving wine / understanding wine labels

·         Food and Wine Matching – tips and advice

This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people, taste world-class wines and enjoy a delicious two course lunch.

How to get there

Blackfriars Newcastle
Friars Street

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