Edinburgh Saturday Introduction to Wine Course with Lunch

Edinburgh Saturday Introduction to Wine Course with Lunch

Join us on an 'introduction to wine' day from 11.00am to 4.00pm including Champagne on arrival and delicious 2-course lunch in Edinburgh. Our setting will be the beautiful Hotel du Vin in Edinburgh city centre. This wonderful day out can be bought as a Gift Voucher, perhaps for a special birthday or anniversary treat?

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction to the World's 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. 

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Course Date/Time: Sat 4th Nov 2017 at 11am - 4pm

Duration: 5 Hours

Venue: crowne plaza, 18 royal terrace

Event Price: £85.00

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