4 Week Introduction to Wine ONLINE
Get to grips with the fascinating word of wine with this four week introductory course. Run over four sessions, this is designed for people who enjoy wine and want to learn more about it in a fun, friendly and relaxed setting - no previous wine tasting experience necessary!
At the end of the course you will:
- Be able to taste wine like a professional
- Have learned how to assess the quality of a wine
- Understand the world’s most important red and white wines
- Know how to match food with wine
- Understand wine labels and how to spot a good wine in the shops
- Plus lots more!
Week 1 – Introduction to Wine, Weds 3rd June, 7pm-8pm
This first session will cover the basics: how wine is made and where in the world it comes from, how to taste wine and assess it like a true professional.
Week 2 – Red Wines of the World, Weds 10th June, 7pm-8pm
Here we’ll explore the huge variety of red wine styles to be found. From light and fruity Pinot Noir to the smoky, spicy Rioja; the elegant Cabernet Sauvignon to the powerful Australian Shiraz! We'll also talk about tannin and why some wines get better with age, as well as some other useful tips like why/when you should decant wine and what temperature to serve it at.
Week 3 – White Wines of the World, Weds 17th June, 7pm- 8pm
This evening we’ll move on to talk about white grape varieties and what they taste like as well as the wine regions that they come from. We'll also cover things like use of oak, find out which is better - cork or screw cap, and bust a few wine myths too.
Week 4 - Food and Wine Matching, Weds 24th June, 7pm-8pm
The last evening is all about how to match food and wine. We'll taste three different wines from around the world and understand how a good pairing can compliment both, with examples such as smoked salmon, blue cheese and cured meats. You'll pick up some really useful tips that you can put to good use at home as we talk about the building blocks of wine: acidity, sweetness, body, alcohol, tannin and the effect these have on food.
Simply book your space(s) below and we'll send you a link for ordering the wines. We'll also send instructions for joining the zoom calls using desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. Zoom is proving to be a very social medium for wine tastings so you are guaranteed to have a fun time! Each session will last just over an hour.
Our wines will be:
Definition Pinot Grigio, £9.99
Castaway Island Sauvignon Blanc, £8.99
Fleurie, ‘Flower Label’ Georges Deboeuf, 12.99
Edna Valley Pinot Noir, £15.99
Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon, Dom Rothschild, Colchagua, £11.99
Winemaker Series Shiraz, £11.99
Muscadet Dom. De la Tourmaline, £8.99
Single Vision Chenin Blanc, £11.99
Kuhlmann Platz Gewurztraminer, £11.99
Excellence Ormarine Picpoul, £11.99
Le Grand Retour Malbec, £10.99
Rustenberg Straw Wine, £11.99
Wines bought together (all 12), will give you a discount of £29! Final case price £110.88
Majestic can deliver locally free within 10 days, or £6.95 for nominated day delivery
Food samples should cost between £7-£12 pp (available either online or in most supermarkets)
You will need 1 lemon, smoked salmon, parma ham, blue cheese, crackers
See you online!
Places remaining: 6
Course Date/Time: Wed 3rd Jun 2020 at 7pm
Duration: 4 x 1 hour