World of Wine - Germany, Austria, Alsace and England
Germanic wines? Isn't it all Blue Nun and Black Tower? No, actually! Come along and find out more...
Part One - Alsace
Alsace, in Eastern France, lies on the border with Germany and is as German as it is French with regards to population, architecture and grape varieties. Germanic Riesling and Gewurtztraminer are found here side-by-side with French Pinot Blanc and Gris all adding to a small but complex wine producing region offering the most aromatic and different styles in comparison to the rest of France. It's unusual;, it's unique and the wines are great. We will try the wonderful Gerwurtztraminer with the local cheese, Munster for a very authentic experience!
Part Two - Germany, Austria and England
Forget the Germany of the past - the UK used to be inundated with mainly sweet, sugary wines from Germany - such as Leibfraumilch. t is now, however, dominated by dry, acidic and mineral-led wines from Riesling, Pinot Blanc (Weissburgunder) and Pinot Gris (Grauburgunder) and the complex and wonderful Pinot Noir (Spatburgunder). It's a country with a well guarded secret of amazing wines that we'll be investigating! We'll also try an English white and an Austrian Gruner Veltliner.
Places remaining: 6
Course Date/Time: Tue 18th Apr 2017 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: London Irish Centre