WORLD OF WINE - Explore Spain & Portugal
INCLUDES a wine to pair with chocolate!
It's time to take a closer look at Iberian wine-making! There are so many changes going on in Spain and Portugal, these two countries have increasingly grabbed attention in the wine world.
There is more to Portugal than just Port! The cool areas on the north-west coast produce some intriguing white wines, while in the Douro Valley they have been exploiting the Port grapes to make robust, ripe, chocolatey table wines - often some of Europe's best value reds! And in the south we find Ribetajo, Alentejo and the Algarve (where Cliff Richard has a winery!), all capable of producing interesting and complex wines.
Spain also makes some interesting white wines such as fragrant Albarino from Galicia, with a peachy soft juiciness reminiscent of Chardonnay balanced by the crisp finish of a Sauvignon Blanc. And when it comes to reds does Rioja still rule the roost or can the region of Ribera del Duero knock it off its perch?
AND we'll finish with a miracle wine that survives pairing any sweet dessert including chocolate! But is it from Portugal or from Spain?
(Note, this evening can be booked on its own or as part of our core 8-week course - book all 8 evenings and save 13%! The 8-week course is flexible, so if you have to skip an evening you can pick it up next time).
All tastings include; minimum of 6 wines sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, full tasting notes, tasting sheet and use of professional tasting glasses.
All our courses can be purchased as a gift - either purchase using the 'book now' button below and then email us to ask us to send a Gift Voucher OR buy an open voucher (no expiry date!) so your recipient can choose when to come (the evening repeats through the year).
Places remaining: 11
Course Date/Time: Tue 2nd Oct 2018 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hrs
Venue: Royal Cambridge Hotel, Trumpington St