This day will give you an excellent overview of the main grape varieties and benchmark styles from around the world. We teach you how to taste wine professionally and give you the tools to fully understand the structure and nuances of any wines that you taste.
Wines are tasted “blind” or unseen so that you learn to judge the quality of a wine on merit, without any preconceptions. The day will impart the knowledge necessary for you to break free from your wine rut and will introduce you to new and exciting styles. Grapes, production zones, famous regions, production methods, ageing potential, food matching, storage, wine faults and other important issues will be covered.
Our tutors will pass on insider tips to help you navigate the pitfalls of buying wine in shops or restaurants giving you more confidence when entertaining clients or friends.
We cover all the main grape varieties and styles from the Old and the New World and follow the trusted systematic approach to wine tasting. All wines are tasted "blind", so that you make your judgement based on the taste of the wine in the glass and not on what it says on the label.
We teach you how to evaluate and assess quality. Ageing potential; wine and food matching; wine production; storage conditions; wine faults and many other burning wine issues are also covered.
Wines are selected to demonstrate certain characteristics and explain the principals of wine tasting.
Please check your individual workshop confirmation for the correct start time for your workshop as start times may vary form the outline below.
||Outline of the day's events. Student introductions. Discover the systematic approach to wine tasting|
||White grape varieties around the world (4/5 wines)|
||Principles of wine & food matching|
||Lunch – matching wine & food (2 wines with lunch)|
||Red grapes from around the world (4/5 wines)|
||Question time; storage, ageing potential, conclusion.||
A two course lunch will be served. We also cater for vegetarians.
Butternut squash & gorgonzola risotto with sage and parmesan
Baked haddock fillet, puy lentils with celery, bay & chestnut
Glazed figs with balsamic pan roast pigeon breast salad,
Braised savoy cabbage with melted onion, pancetta & white wine,
Salsa verde tuscan braised half pheasant, tomato, black olives, rosemary & red wine, creamy polenta with parmesan
Grilled chicken breast with tarragon, celeriac & parsnip smash with oregano, black olive tapenade
Cheese platter & biscuits
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Join us for a Wine Tasting Day in Windsor to remember!