Intro to Old World Wines - 4wk Course (Preston)
Join us over 4 evenings as we learn how to taste wine like professionals and explore the major wine regions of Europe.
This course will give you the knowlege to choose better wines from countries such as France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.
The UK's love affair with French, Italian and Iberian wine is one that boasts quality and quantity - we love well-made wines, especially in restaurants! With our ever-growing interest in food, cooking and entertaining at home and dining out, there has never been a more important time to understand old world wines (invariably these are most interesting with various food combinations)!
This tour of the Old World wines and regions will:
- introduce you to the major grape varieties
- enable to you select French, Italian, Spanish and Portugese wine with more confidence
- give you the hints and tips necessary to decipher wine labels and understand regions
- teach you principles of food and wine pairing
The course programme (all Thursdays 7-9pm and IF YOU NEED TO SKIP ANY we can credit you so you can pick them up when they repeat or use your credit for any other tasting):
Week 1: Intro to wine: tasting skills, aroma tests, major grape varieties
Week 2: France: all the major regions + the importance of climate and weather
Week 3: Italy: the major wines + principles of wine and food pairing
Week 4: Spain & Portugal + serving and storing wine
This is a fantastic opportunity to taste over 25 exciting wines and discover those you like best. Challenge the way you think about wine - forever!
Professional ISO tasting glasses, comprehensive tasting notes and nibbles provided.
Please Note: £50 course fee excludes cost of wine - bring £10 per evening for 6-8 different wines each night. That still adds up to only £22.50/evening (these evenings usually cost £25 each).
This course makes a great gift idea.
Places remaining: 6
Course Date/Time: Thu 1st Feb 2018 at 7-9PM
Duration: 2 Hours
Venue: Holiday Inn, Preston, PR1 3AU