Wine Appreciation - Introduction to wine
Duration 4 hours
Course Price: £79.00
Full and indepth course on the basics of wine and its relationship to regions, food and our experience. A good balance of theory and practical tasting of six to eight premium wines and a lively discussion in a workshop environment. This course is supported by comprehensive course notes and handouts to use later as reference documents.
Overview of course content:
What is Wine?
Description of the different types of wine.
Production Methods of Red, White and Rose
Detailed understanding of the individual processes involved in the production of different wine types.
Wine Regions of the World
Old World verses New World regions and what makes them different.
Factors affecting the styles of Wine in the new and old worlds
How to taste Wine
The tasting process
The taste centres in and around the mouth
The five taste sensations explained.
Practical tasting of wine to learn through experience
Wine and Food
Discussion of the “Guideline for Pairing” and tasting wine with primary food taste sensations.
Major Grape varietals descriptions and tasting
Explanation of each of the grape varietals, their regions, what to expect in each case.
Practical tasting of wine and exercises to imbed learning
White Wine – Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand), Chardonnay (Chablis) and Riesling (Alsace)
Red Wine – Merlot (South Africa) , Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile) and Shiraz/ Syrah (Rhone)
Understanding the label of the old World
Decoding common labelling terms including labels of France, Italy and Spain.
Methods of production and description