Saturday CHRISTMAS Intro to Wine (University Venue)
SOLVE CHRISTMAS! Join us for a fun wine tasting day at our UNIVERSITY VENUE tasting at least 13 wines from around the world (discovering which pairs best with the Christmas meal).
INCLUDES SABRAGE DEMONSTRATION! 11am to 4pm, with 2 course lunch & Champagne.
Join us for a day of tasting and learning about wine at 16th century Madingley Hall (part of the University of Cambridge) set in 8 acres of beautiful parkland.
Madingley Hall is just a 15-minute taxi ride from Cambridge rail station or you can park in the grounds. You can also book in advance to say overnight in double rooms from £99 bed and breakfast.
From our beautiful room with double doors opening onto the terrace, we will also enjoy a mini tour of the grounds and building to appreciate its history. The hall was once rented by Queen Victoria for her son the Prince of Wales to reside while he studied at Cambridge.
- Start with Champagne
- 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 tasting and senses
Plus watch and learn how to open a bottle of Champagne by 'Sabrage' (using a sabre)!
Halfway through the day we take a break from the hard work of tasting wine to enjoy a delicious two-course lunch 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: 18
Course Date/Time: Sat 4th Dec 2021 at 11.00am
Duration: 5 hrs
Venue: Madingley Hall, Cambridge University