4 Week European Tour (Cheltenham)
Join us at the Wyastone Townhouse over 4 evenings as we learn how to taste wine like professionals and explore the major wine regions of Europe.
This course will give you the knowledge to choose better wines from countries such as France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.
The UK's love affair with French, Italian and Iberian wines is one that boasts quality over quantity - we love well-made wines, especially in restaurants! With our ever-growing interest in food, cooking and entertaining at home and dining out, there has never been a more important time to understand Old World wines (often these are most interesting with various food combinations)!
This tour of the Old World wines and regions will:
• introduce you to the major grape varieties
• enable you to select French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese wine with more confidence
• give you the hints and tips necessary to decipher wine labels and understand regions
• teach you principles of food and wine pairing
Please Note: There is an additional charge (in addition to the course deposit of £60) of £10 per evening; this works out at £25.00 per evening, usual cost if you booked on a single evening is between £25 and £32.50 per evening.
Course programme (4 weeks on a Thursday evening from 1st February):
1st February - Introduction to Wine tasting - tasting skills, aroma tests, major grape varieties
8th February - France - Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Loire & the Rhone
15th February - Europe I - Alsace, Germany & Austria
22nd February - Europe II - Italy, Spain & Portugal
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 also have learnt which foods match well with which wines and why. You will also have developed your sense of smell and wine vocabulary.
This course makes a great gift idea.
Places remaining: 12
Course Date/Time: Thu 1st Feb 2018 at 7pm to 9pm
Duration: 2 hours x 4 evenings
Venue: Wyastone Townhouse, Parabola Road, GL50 3BG