Valentine's Saturday Introduction to Wine

Valentine's Saturday Introduction to Wine

We couldn't ignore the fact this tasting falls on Valentine's Day, so why not book a couple of places as a romantic treat for the wine lover in your life?                      

Come enjoy a fun wine journey tasting at least 13 wines from around the world. No previous experience necessary!

A day spent wine tasting in a beautiful Cambridge college - the perfect start to a romantic weekend? You could always book a table for a meal afterwards in one of Cambridge's fabulous restaurants....

Our Saturday courses are held in the beautiful surrounds of Gonville and Caius college, one of the oldest university colleges in Cambridge (founded 1348). At this central Cambridge venue we will have exclusive use of the Senior Parlour - a spacious wood panelled room with large bay windows overlooking Gonville Court and Chapel.

We'll kick the morning off with a lovely glass of pink Champagne just to get everyone in the mood (opened by sword)! 

Click here for a brief video showing what a typical Saturday wine course is like.

Half way through the day we take a break from the hard work of wine tasting to enjoy a delicious lunch.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction to the Worlds major wine regions
  • New World Wines (Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, California) and Old World Classics (France, Italy, & Spain)
  • Major Red Grape Varieties – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo & others
  • Major White Grape Varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, & others
  • How wine is made - grapes, fermentation and ageing
  • Improve your senses! - Nez du Vin

Two-course lunch & Champagne included in the price. 

  • How to taste wines like a professional – aroma, flavours, describing wines
  • Recognising elements of wine - tannin, acidity, oak
  • Tutored Tasting of 13 wines
  • The effect of climate on the taste of wine
  • Which wines to buy, where to obtain the best value for money, storing & serving wine, understanding wine labels
  • Food & Wine Matching tips & advice

All our courses can be purchased as a Gift - just ask us to send you a Gift Voucher when you book. 

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Course Date/Time: Sat 14th Feb 2015 at 11am - 4pm

Duration: 5 hrs

Venue: Gonville and Caius college

Event Price: £89.00

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