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3 Week Grape Expectations course

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If you like wine and would like to know more about it, this 3-part evening class is the perfect introduction.

Focussing on classic grape varieties that you are widely available in shops and restaurants, we help you understand the essential character of each one. We also introduce factors that result in different expressions of those grapes so you can understand why you might prefer one version over another.

All our courses are relaxed and fun - a perfect sociable evening out while you taste and learn!

At the end of this course you will understand:

  • The structure and flavours of Chardonnay wines and the many styles from around the world
  • The structure and flavours of wines made from the Pinot family of grapes: Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris / Grigio
  • Full flavoured red wines to look for and what they taste like: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz, Zinfandel, Nebbiolo, Barbera and more
  • Key names to look for on wine bottles to recognise Fwines made from these grapes
  • Pairing food with these wines
  • Ideal service temperature for these wines

We learn by tasting so you get plenty of practice developing your nose and palate to better recognise characteristic aromas and flavours.

And we will bring plenty of food samples in the form of nibbles to try on the side so that you can experience the effect of pairing the right foods with these wines in the classroom.

What's included in the price:

  • 18 specially selected wines to taste
  • Food samples (nibbles) to learn about food pairing
  • Full tuition developing your knowledge and tasting skills
  • Slide handouts for reading again at home
  • Professional wine notes

Weekly 7-9pm on Thursdays 11th, 18th and 25th May 2023

  • 11th May - Chardonnay
  • 18th May - Pinot family
  • 25th May - Full flavoured red wines

Come join in the fun and begin to see wine with new eyes! 

How to get there

Hotel du Vin Brighton
2 Ship Street

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