An excellent, enjoyable and totally impartial introduction to wine tasting... A great start to the subject... A one-off evening with a great mix of friendly people and a host who was very knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about the subject...
Six quality wines with a generous amount of each one.. Three white and three red wines from a wide variety of countries... Very down to earth no-nonsense approach with a comprehensive guide sheet to take away with price guides for each wine...
I'm not usually a white wine drinker but I discovered a very reasonably priced, good quality and delicious white that I just had to go out and buy off the back of this evening! Ideal for a gift for any wine lover or really anyone just curious about knowing how to professionally taste and choose good quality wine that doesn't cost the earth!
A great evening!
Simon (WSET Level 2 Course - April 2010)
" Just wanted to say thank you for running the WSET Level 2 course. It was a really informative, enjoyable and stimulating 3 days and I can't quite believe how much it has changed the way I think about wine already - I actually went out last night and bought a a Tawny Port simply to compare it with a vintage Port!
Of course the only downside is I'll have to go to work on Wednesdays now! If in future there is sufficient interest to run an Advanced Course, please count me in, as I intend to keep learning about wine in any way I can! Thanks again - Simon"
James (WSET Level 2 Course - April 2010)
"Very many thanks for the WSET course. It was an excellent 3 days, relaxed enough to be thoroughly enjoyable but structured enough to ensure we learnt plenty. The only downside is, what now?! Aside from spending a lot of money on wine, I'm left feeling I want to know more, more, more. So, please add my name to the definitely interested in the Advanced Course. With plenty of warning, and a course in the first half of 2011, I can pretty safely say I'll be there! "
Really enjoyed the Introduction to Wine Tasting night. Tasted 6 delicious wines from 6 different countries. Was a fun night without any of the pretentiousness that can sometimes be associated with wine tasting.
Great way to spend an evening. What could be better than enjoying a few glasses of wine and learnign a little bit about it too. Definitely not a stuffy night out - great fun.
I've been to the Food and Wine Workshop and the Beer tasting at Newcastle Wine School. It's a relaxed atmosphere wheer the key talking point is about the taste of the wine (or beer) and what influences it. There is plenty of opportunity to ask questions and for discussion.... oh and the wines and beers are delicious, there's always something you haven't tried before. You get full tasting notes to take away with you and guidance on wheer to buy the best wines (or beers).
What a great way of spending an evening, (the all day Saturday event is next on the "to do" list) delicious wines, expert tution, but in a practical no nonsence way, all wrapped up in a wonderful 2 hour experience.