Saturday CHRISTMAS Intro to Wine

Saturday CHRISTMAS Intro to Wine

SOLVE CHRISTMAS!  Join us for a fun wine tasting journey tasting at least 13 wines from around the world (and discovering which pairs best with the Christmas meal).

INCLUDES SABRAGE DEMONSTRATION! 11am to 4pm, with 2 course lunch & Champagne.

Our Saturday courses are held inside the beautiful Jesus college. Founded in 1496, some of the buildings date from the 12th century when it was a nunnery (the chapel is the oldest Cambridge University building still in use).

At this central Cambridge venue we'll enjoy tasting and learning about wine in a lovely wood-panelled room overlooking the West Court and gardens.

Halfway through the day we take a break from the hard work of wine tasting to enjoy a delicious lunch in a dining room with beamed ceilings, fireplace and chandeliers.

Click here for a brief video showing what a typical Saturday wine course is like (filmed at a different college).

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 is 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. 

Places remaining: 14

Course Date/Time: Sat 14th Dec 2019 at 11am - 4pm

Duration: 5 hrs

Venue: Jesus College, Jesus Lane

Event Price: £95.00

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