ONLINE TASTING SERIES: Amber Revolution with Simon J Woolf
We are so excited to announce a fantastic online tasting set featuring Simon J Woolf, author of the modern wine classic 'Amber Revolution' on Monday 11th May 6:00pm – 7:00pm and Monday 18th May from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.
Amber Revolution - Simon J Woolf
Somewhat a revolution of late is the move towards the very traditional white wines, produced with red winemaking techniques such as prolonged skin maceration in large clay pots called amphoras (called quevri in Georgia) and long periods of maturation in large neutral oak vats. The wines are deep yellow gold to amber in color with a certain level of oxidation and a strong phenolic (tannic) character. These wonderfully complex wines gain much greater complexities than a standard white wine as the majority of the flavour is found in the grape skins and is extracted through the long macerations. The resultant wines are often lauded as skin-contact, orange or amber wines depending on the producer and the market.
Inspired by his hit book 'Amber Revolution', Simon J Woolf along with Jimmy Smith will be discussing these 'born-again' wines, and we will be tasting wines Simon has hand-picked specially for these two evenings.
This is a tasting that will really challenge the way you view white wines, and hopefully open up many new doors for the future of your wine drinking.
TASTING SERIES DATES (Each session begins at 6:00pm and will last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour):
- Monday 11th May 2020
- Monday 18th May 2020
COURSE STRUCTURE AND FORMAT:
Each evening Simon Woolf will be joining us live with Jimmy Smith. Simon will host each session live at 6:00pm over 2 consecutive Mondays. Each session will be approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour in length. Unable to commit to each evening? No problem! Anyone registered for this tasting series will gain access to the video recordings of each session, so you can always revisit any of these at anytime in the future - whether its because you missed participating in the live evening or if you want to revisit the presentation at a later date.
Each evening, Simon and Jimmy will be tasting three wines that are discussed during that evening's session. A case of each wine covered throughout the course (6 in total) will be available to order for anyone registered to attend the course, so if you'd like, you can also purchase and enjoy the wines with Simon and Jimmy on the night (or at a later date). The cost for this 6 bottle case is £125 and thanks to a collaboration with several of our suppliers is available purchase via Streatham Wine House HERE. Any wine orders received after 12pm will be processed on the next working day. The team is working hard to deliver your order within two working days of the order being processed however due to the current environment the wines may arrive a day or two later than expected.
PLEASE NOTE: As this is a virtual tasting, only one seat needs to be booked per household UNLESS individuals will be logging into the tasting series with different computers/tablets.
OPTIONAL TASTING CASE PRICE: £125
Denavolo Dinavolino, Italy 2018
Dario Princic Bianco Trebez, Italy 2013
Nando Rebula Black Label, Slovenia 2016
Marina Mtsvane Qvevri 9, Georgia 2017
Cambridge Road Cloudwalker, New Zealand 2018
Intellego Sleeping Co-pilot, South Africa 2018
Places remaining: 10
Course Date/Time: Mon 11th May 2020 at 18:00
Duration: 2 Consecutive Weeks