4 Week Wine Course: Beginners Wine Course March
Get to grips with the fascinating world of wine on this 4 week introductory course. Run over 4 consecutive Fridays, this is designed for people who enjoy wine and want to learn more about it, in a fun, friendly and relaxed setting with no previous wine tasting experience necessary!
At the end of the course you will :
- Be able to taste wine like a professional
- Have learned how to assess the quality of a wine
- Be able to tell if a wine is faulty
- Understand the world’s most important red and white wines
- Know how to match food with wine
- Understand wine labels and how to spot a good wine in the shops
- Plus lots more!
Week 1 – Introduction to Wine Tasting - Friday 2nd March
This first session will cover the basics: how wine is made and where in the world it comes from, how to taste wine and assess it like a true professional, tasting 6 of the most important wines in the world and improving your senses with our ‘Nez du Vin’ aroma kit.
Week 2 – White wines of the world - Friday 9th March
This evening we’ll move on to talk about white wines and taste at least 6 delicious examples along the way. We’ll talk a bit about the grape varieties and what they taste like as well as the wine regions that they come from, consider their potential for food and wine matching and further hone your wine tasting skills. We'll also cover things like use of oak, find out which is better - cork or screw cap, and bust a few wine myths too.
Week 3 – Red wines of the world - Friday 16th March
Here we’ll explore the huge variety of red wine styles to be found. From light and fruity Pinot Noir to the smoky, spicy Rioja; the elegant Cabernet Sauvignon to the behemoth that is Australian Shiraz! As well as trying at least 6 more fantastic wines, we’ll also talk about tannin and why some wines get better with age, as well as some other useful tips like why/when you should decant wine and what temperature to serve it at.
Week 4 – Food and Wine Matching - Friday 23rd March
The last evening is all about how to match food and wine. We’ll taste a variety of delicacies with 6 different wines from around the world and understand how a good pairing can complement both. We'll have smoked salmon, goats cheese, and spicy chicken to name a few! You’ll pick up some really useful tips that you can put to good use at home as we talk about the building blocks of wine; acidity, alcohol, tannin and sweetness and the affect these have on food.
So join us on this 4 week course and change the way you think about wine forever! You’ll try some amazing wines, meet some great new people with a shared interest and have a fantastic time along the way.
Comprehensive tasting sheets, course notes and use of professional ISO wine tasting glasses are included.
This course is available to buy as a gift for the wine lover in your life.
WHAT IF I HAVE TO MISS ANY EVENINGS?
Not a problem. You may either send a substitute, or pick up the missed session on a subsequent Beginners Course, or obtain a voucher valid for other South London Wine School courses and tastings.
COURSE FEE STRUCTURE
The course fee is £95. If you would like to spread out the cost, you can pay £55 payment on booking as a deposit, and then £10 in cash each evening here.
Places remaining: 15
Course Date/Time: Fri 2nd Mar 2018 at 7 - 9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: The Mitre, 291 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NA