Intro to Old World Wines (TUES evenings)

Intro to Old World Wines (TUES evenings)

Join us over 4 evenings as we learn how to taste wine like professionals and explore the major wine regions of Europe.

This course will give you the knowlege to choose better wines from countries such as France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

The UK's love affair with French, Italian and Iberian wine is one that boasts quality and quantity - we love well-made wines, especially in restaurants! With our ever-growing interest in food, cooking and entertaining at home and dining out, there has never been a more important time to understand old world wines (invariably these are most interesting with various food combinations)!

This tour of the Old World wines and regions will:

  • introduce you to the major grape varieties
  • enable to you select French, Italian, Spanish and Portugese wine with more confidence
  • give you the hints and tips necessary to decipher wine labels and understand regions
  • teach you principles of food and wine pairing

The course programme (all Tuesdays 7-9pm and IF YOU NEED TO SKIP ANY we can credit you so you can pick them up when they repeat or use your credit for any other tasting):

03 SEP: Intro to wine: tasting skills, aroma tests, major grape varieties
10 SEP: France: all the major regions + the importance of climate and weather
17 SEP: Italy: the major wines + principles of wine and food pairing 
24 SEP: Spain & Portugal + serving and storing wine

This is a fantastic opportunity to taste over 25 exciting wines and discover those you like best. Challenge the way you think about wine - forever!

Professional ISO tasting glasses, comprehensive tasting notes and nibbles provided.

Please Note: £60 course fee excludes the cost of the wines - pay £10 cash per evening for at least 6 different wines each night with nibbles. This SAVES 10% off the cost of the evenings booked separately.

Our venue will be the Royal Cambridge Hotel on Trumpington Street with free car parking for wine school customers (see Our Venues page).

This course makes a great gift idea!

Places remaining: 10

Course Date/Time: Tue 3rd Sep 2019 at 7pm

Duration: 2hrs x 4 sessions

Venue: Royal Cambridge Hotel, Trumpington St


Royal Cambridge Hotel
Trumpington St


Event Price: £60.00







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