Part One – USA
California dominates the U.S with approximately 90% of the production, which is turn is dominated by the large multinationals such as Ernest & Julio Gallo. However, at the other end of the spectrum some of the world’s finest Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and especially Cabernet Sauvignon is found here. Indeed, Cabernet Sauvignon mainly from Napa for the past three decades has battled against Bordeaux in the Paris Tastings (Judgement of Paris), and won. Arguably the finest in world then…
Part Two – South Africa
For almost a century South Africa was dominated by one cooperative, KWV, producing large volumes of very average wine. With the end of Apartheid in 1990 came the end of KWV’s domination eventually leading to privatisation of the wine industry. This freedom has allowed diversity to flourish and South African wines are becoming very exciting especially with Bordeaux-style blends, Pinotage and Chenin Blanc. This is where we come in…
For this tasting, students will receive tasting kits with 50ml samples of the wines tasted throughout the duration of this course.
Unable to commit on the evening? No problem! Anyone registered for this tasting will gain access to the video recording of the live event, so you can always revisit any of these at anytime in the future - whether its because you missed participating in the live evening or if you want to revisit the presentation at a later date.