8-part World of Wine £200

The most popular wine course in Cambridge! 

Our 8-part evening class is designed as a practical introduction to the World of Wine:

  • discover fascinating wine regions
  • become more confident choosing wine
  • explore and find new favourites
  • meet new people sharing your interests 

It's flexible - if you need to skip a session you can pick it up next time it repeats (see more below). And no previous experience is required – the emphasis is on learning by tasting different wines.

It is a perfect gift for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more in a fun and relaxed environment. Click here to buy an undated Gift Voucher or book a specific course (below) then email for a voucher. 

We are taking bookings for future classroom events (click here to read about our safety measures).Or click here to see Online Wine Tastings you can join from home.

Here's a special offer - One Night Free on the 8-week course! 

Recent review: "Brilliant introduction. Each week a different country with the right level of information and wine to taste. Wines tasted are all affordable and available from local places. Fun and informative - highly recommended!"
(Read full Tripadvisor review here).

SEE WHAT WE TEACH

On our 8-week course we explain why each wine region we visit is unique. Here's an example video showing you Alsace in France - click to watch.

And if you love cooking, we share wine-paired recipe cards. Here is an example recipe for Alsace wines.

WHAT IF I HAVE TO MISS ANY EVENINGS?

No problem - Pick up the missed session on the next World of Wine course or receive a credit to use for any other wine tastings we run. Courses run throughout the year - more dates announced soon.

WHAT WILL I GET FROM THIS COURSE?

By the end of the 8 evenings you will have:

  • gained a good understanding of the world's major grape varieties and the wine styles they produce
  • been taught to assess and taste wine like a true professional and to identify faults found in wine (e.g. corked)
  • tasted wines from most of the worlds major wine regions (50 wines)
  • learned about Food & Wine matching for more confidence trying wines with your favourite foods
  • developed your sense of smell and wine vocabulary

Professional ISO tasting glasses, comprehensive tasting notes and some nibbles to help compare food groups with wine are provided

KEY FEATURES OF THE WORLD OF WINE COURSE

  • Taste 50 delicious wines in 8 weeks
  • Retail prices of wines tasted will generally be between £7 and £35
  • Discover where to obtain today's best value for money wines.
  • Wine and food matching advice
  • Common wine faults - how to spot them
  • Storing and serving wine advice
  • Taste the world’s major red grape varieties – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Grenache and others
  • Taste the world’s major white grape varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Viognier, Pinot Grigio, Chenin Blanc and others
  • Professional ISO tasting glasses, tasting notes and course notes are all provided

COURSE OUTLINE: WEEK BY WEEK

  • Week 1 - Introduction to wine: tasting skills, aroma tests, major grape varieties (not required to attend this session first - if you happen to be away the content is re-capped in other sessions and it won't spoil your enjoyment to catch it again later or even do it last)
  • Week 2 - France: major regions + the importance of vintage
  • Week 3 - Italy: major wines + principles of wine and food pairing 
  • Week 4 - Spain & Portugal + serving and storing wine
  • Week 5 - Chile & Argentina + common wine faults
  • Week 6 - Australia & New Zealand + how wine is made
  • Week 7 - USA & South Africa + how climate effects the taste of wine
  • Week 8 - Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Tastings start at 7pm and run for approx 2 hours, finishing 9pm.

Each week we will examine how different grape varieties, different climates and local wine-making techniques impact on the aromas and flavours of the wine. Through practice and our guidance you will learn how to identify the wine's characteristics - we show you how to taste and appraise wine like a professional. We believe that the best aide to learning about wine is the process of tasting and comparing for yourself and that is exactly what you will have the chance to do in our relaxed and informal setting.

8 Week Introduction to the WORLD OF WINE

8 Week Introduction to the WORLD OF WINE :: Tue 6th Apr 2021

Join us on a jaunt around the globe on 8 Tues evenings in Cambridge as we visit a variety of wine-making countries tasting everything from Chianti Classico to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.  If you

Places remaining: 13
Date/Time: 6th Apr 2021 at 7pm
Venue: Clayton Hotel, Station Road

Price: £200.00
8 Week Introduction to the WORLD OF WINE

8 Week Introduction to the WORLD OF WINE :: Tue 1st Jun 2021

Join us on a jaunt around the globe on 8 Tues evenings in Cambridge as we visit a variety of wine-making countries tasting everything from Chianti Classico to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.  If you

Places remaining: 14
Date/Time: 1st Jun 2021 at 7pm
Venue: Clayton Hotel, Station Road

Price: £200.00

GiftVouchers

WSETCourses

PrivateTastings

CorporateEvents

LocalWineSchool

WineSchoolLocations

What's On?

« January 2021 »
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31

Your Order

Your order currently contains

0 items at £0.00

To view your order and make your purchase view your basket.