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Saturday Introduction to Wine course

Saturday Introduction to Wine course

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Starts at
11:00am
Duration
5 hours

Event Description

Amazing 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.

Saturday courses all include:

  • 12 wines sampled and explained
  • delicious 2 course lunch (all diets catered for - just let us know)


The day starts with a glass of champagne as we chat about how to get bubbles into wine and continues through a series of white and red wines. The day includes a delicious two course lunch with a glass of rose.

Course Outline:

  • Glass of champagne - learn about the world's most famous sparkling wine
  • 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!
  • How wine is made - grapes, fermentation, ageing
  • How to taste wines – aroma, taste and describing wines
  • Recognising elements of wine - tannin, acidity, oak
  • Tutored tasting of 12 wines
  • 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
  • Food & Wine matching – tips & advice – with practical tastings.


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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