5wk Course New World vs Old World
5 x Thursdays - Thurs 17 May to 14 June. Have to miss an evening? - No problem - get a credit that can be used on any of our courses! This fascinating course will focus on the classic wine regions of the Old World, such as Burgundy, Bordeaux, Piedmont, Rioja etc and compare them against the best of the New World. Join us each evening as we taste several pairs of wines made from the same grape variety, but from different countries. Do you think you can tell the difference between Syrah from Rhone Valley and Shiraz from the Barossa Valley? – by the end of the course you will be able to! We will compare Cabernet, Syrah/Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay and more from the best locations and producers from France, Italy & Spain, and the New World. It is only when you taste these wines together that the differences really stand out, and the comparisons can bring some amazing insights into wine styles. We will taste wines from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, California, and compare them to wines from Loire, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhone, Italy and Spain.
A fantastic opportunity to taste over 30 exciting wines and discover those you like best - discover some amazing new wines and grape varieties!
Professional ISO tasting glasses, comprehensive tasting notes and a tasting of food are all provided.
Please Note: Course Fee excludes cost of wine - £10 per evening for 6 different wines each evening.
Places Available: 9
Course Date/Time: Thu 17th May 2012 at 7.00pm
Duration: 2 hours x 5 nights
Venue: Blackfriars, Newcastle