Saturday Courses + lunch £85

11am to 4pm - including Champagne, & delicious 2-course lunch @ award-winning Blackfriars Restaurant, and a tutored tasting of 12 superb wines.

Our Newcastle Saturday Courses take place at Blackfriars, Friars Street, NE1 4XN - one of  Newcastle's most recognised restaurants (Recommended by Michelin, Hardens and Which? Good Food Guides, voted best Restaurant in Newcastle by Observer readers, Taste of England Award - North East England Tourism Awards 2013).

Passionate about wine & want to learn more? Each course is a fascinating introduction to the world of Wine. Do you want to discover fascinating and delicious new wines & grape varieties? Do you want to taste a wide variety of wines and understand what makes them so different ? Do you want to know which wine to drink with what food? Then these are the courses for you ! It is also a great way to meet new friends who share your love of wine.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to the Worlds major wine regions
  • New World Wines (Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, California) vs Old World Classics (France, Italy, & Spain)
  • Major Red Grape Varieties – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo & others.
  • Major White Grape Varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, & others!
  • How wine is made - grapes, fermentation, ageing
  • Improve your senses! - Aroma wheel, Nez du Vin
  • How to taste wines – aroma, taste, & describing wines
  • Recognising elements of wine - tannin, acidity, oak
  • Tutored Tasting of 12 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 – with practical tastings.

This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and taste world-class wines with a delicious lunch crammed in too!

We also run these Courses in many other locations across the UK!

Our Saturday Wine Courses also make a great Gift idea for any occasion!


1100 - 1230 Course – Morning session incl Champagne

1230 – 1345  Lunch @ award-winning Blackfriars restaurant

1345 – 1600 Course – Afternoon session

See below for full Course Details

Newcastle Sat Introduction to Wine Course

Newcastle Sat Introduction to Wine Course :: Sat 25th Apr 2020

 11am to 4pm - including Champagne and delicious 2-course lunch at award-winning Blackfriars  COURSE OUTLINE · Introduction to the Worlds major wine regions · New World Wines (Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa,

Places remaining: 8
Date/Time: 25th Apr 2020 at 11am to 4 pm
Venue: Blackfriars Newcastle

Price: £85.00







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