4 Week Grand Tour of Europe
Our 4 week Introduction to the Great Wines of Europe is designed for people who have an interest in wine and want to know more about it. No previous experience is necessary to enjoy the course; the emphasis is on tasting and learning! Each wine tasting will include different information about the wines and regions while tasting at least 6 wines every time! It is also a great way to meet new friends who share your love of wine.
By the end of the 4 evenings:
• You will have an understanding of the main wine producing regions of Europe and the key styles they produce
• over 25 wines will be tasted in 4 weeks
• retail prices of wines tasted will be from £8 to £30
• Taste the world’s major Grape Varieties – Syrah, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and many others
• discover where to obtain today's best value for money wines.
• food & wine matching advice
• common wine faults - how to spot them
• storing & serving wine advice
Professional ISO tasting glasses, tasting sheets and delicious nibbles are all provided at each tasting.
Course Dates (all Thursdays 7-9pm):
Wk. 1 – 9th January – Introduction to the Wines of France – including Bordeaux, Rhone, Loire and the South France; plus how wine is made and the importance of geography
Wk. 2 - 16th January – Introduction to the Wines of Italy – including Piedmont, Tuscany and the South; plus how to serve wine - temperature & decanting and food & wine matching
Wk. 4 – 23rd January – Introduction to the Wines of Spain - including Rioja and exciting new regions; plus the importance of oak ageing
Wk. 4 – 30th January – Introducing the New Wines of Europe - exploring the emerging regions of Europe; plus how to find value on a wine list
WHAT WILL I GET FROM THE COURSE?
By the end of the four evenings you will have gained a good understanding of Europe’s major grape varieties and the wine styles they produce. You will have learnt to taste wine like a professional, and be able to identify a corked wine. You will also have learnt which foods match well with which wines and why. You will also have developed your sense of smell and wine vocabulary.
WHAT IF I HAVE TO MISS ANY EVENINGS?
Not a problem simply pick up the missed session on a subsequent World of Wine Course
COURSE FEE STRUCTURE
The total course fee is £90. As a way of spreading out the cost, we ask for a £50 payment on booking, and then £10 in cash each evening.
Newcastle Wine School 4-week Wine Courses can also be purchased as a great Gift idea for any occasion.
Places remaining: 10
Course Date/Time: Thu 9th Jan 2020 at 7.00 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Blackfriars, Newcastle