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Saturday Christmas Introduction to Wine course

Saturday Christmas Introduction to Wine course

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Starts at
11:00am
Duration
5 hours

Event Description

A special wine tasting day at Hotel du Vin with lunch and Champagne!

Join us for a great wine experience in Brighton (11am-4pm) beginning with Champagne, trying a wide variety of wines, discovering new favourites and with 2 course lunch included.
These days are suitable for all. Whether you have never been to a wine tasting before or are an experienced taster, there is something for everyone.

Christmas Introduction to wine course outline

  • Start with Champagne
  • Introduction to the world's major wine regions
  • Old World Classics (France, Italy, & Spain)
  • New World Wines (Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, California)
  • Major White Grape Varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and more. Which is best white for the Christmas dinner table?
  • Major Red Grape Varieties – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo & others. Which is the best red for the Christmas dinner table?
  • How wine is made - grapes, fermentation and ageing
  • Improve your tasting and senses
  • How to taste wine like a professional – aroma, flavours, describing wines
  • Recognising elements of wine - tannin, acidity, body, oak
  • 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
  • Tutored Tasting of 12 wines
  • Christmas Food & Wine matching tips & advice

This is a great opportunity to meet like minded 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!

How to get there

Hotel du Vin Brighton
2 Ship Street
BN1 2AD

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