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Saturday Intro to Wine with Lunch and Champagne!

Saturday Intro to Wine with Lunch and Champagne!

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Our Saturday Introduction to Wine tasting course is a great way to spend the day - learning about wine in a fun and informal environment. 

All this, plus a sumptuous two course lunch, some examples of the menu below:


Mussels in Prosecco sauce

Leeks on toast with romesco

Lentil dahl soup


Margherita Pizza

Nduja sausage pizza

Pan fried hake

Baked aubergine with creamed spinach

Roast chicken breast with roast potatoes, cabbage and mushroom sauce


Chocolate and clementine torte

Apple and pum tart

*all dietary requirements can be catered for


The day runs from 11am to 4pm - starting with a decadent Champagne aperitif!

Course outline:

Introduction to the major wine regions of the world
Glass of Champagne on arrival
Two-course lunch
Tutored tasting of 10 wines
New World wine vs Old World classics
Major red grape varieties: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and others
Major white grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and more
How wine is made: grapes, fermenting, ageing
How to taste wines like a professional: aromas, flavours, describing wines
Recognising elements of wine: tannin, acidity, oak
The effect of climate on the taste of wine
Which wines to buy, where to obtain the best value for money, storing and serving wine and understanding wine labels
Food and wine matching tips and advice

The course would also make a great gift idea and can also be bought as a gift voucher


How to get there

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65 Gloucester Avenue

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