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Saturday Introduction to Wine Course

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Starts at
11:00am
Duration
5.5 hours (including 2-course lunch)

Event Description

Join us for a Introduction to Wine day course, starting with a Champagne aperitif at 11:00am, a delicious two-course lunch and 13 fantastic wines to taste before finishing at 4:00pm. A day of decadence!

Course Outline:

  • Session 1a: Introduction to Wine Tasting - How to taste wines; aroma, taste, describing wines with West London Wine School's 'easy approach' to wine tasting
  • Session 1b: Improve your senses with the Nez du Vin & recognising elements of wine - tannin, acidity, oak
  • Session 2: The Effect of Climate - hot versus cool & Introduction to the Worlds major wine regions
  • Session 3: How Wine is Made - grapes, fermentation
  • Session 4a: Major Red Grape Varieties – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo & others
  • Session 4b: Major White Grape Varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, & others!
  • Session 5: Old World Classics (France, Italy, Spain) vs New World Wines (Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, California) 
  • Session 6: Food & Wine Matching – tips & advice – with practical tastings.

Including:

  • Tutored Tasting of 13 Wines (including Rose for lunch) with tasting notes
  • Which wines to buy / where to obtain the best value for money / storing & serving wine / understanding wine labels
  • How to spot wine faults

This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and taste world-class wines with a fantastic two-course lunch included too!

How to get there

The Duke's Head, Putney, SW15 1JN
8 Lower Richmond Road, Putney
SW15 1JN

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