Wine Courses

2019 | Wine Courses

27th February-  20th March 2019 (4 evenings over 4 weeks)

Between 7.15pm – 9.15pm

Presented by Hazel Tattersall AIWS |  Wine Educator

Hazel is a popular & entertaining presenter. Her lively & relaxed style ensures our courses are both educational and fun. She has a background in food & beverage education which enables her to pass on her passion for food & wine matching. A second edition of the book ‘Wine production & Quality’ of which she is co-author (Grainger and Tattersall) published in March 2016 (John Wiley) and winner of Gourmand Book prize!

Aimed at the wine enthusiast keen to learn more, this course will help you to:

•  Develop your wine tasting skills
•  Learn about the influences on the taste of wine in your glass
•  Explore a wide range of wine regions and grape varieties

below is an example, more details to follow for 2019 course outline.

Week 1: Systematic approach to wine tasting; from Vine to glass , exploring the factors which influence the taste of wines; Climate, weather, terroir, vinification. Chile offers the consumer a great opportunity to taste a variety of grape varieties and styles and we hope to show you this diversity.

Week 2:Rioja, explore this fascinating region created in 1858 by the Marquis de Riscal, look at the sub-regions, categories, styles and regulation attributed to this magical region which Spain has to offer.

Week 3: Tour de France – and certainly a tour de force. We will focus on 4 key wine growing regions of France: Alsace, Languedoc, Beaujolais & Chablis.

Week 4: Sherry..

it’s the cocktail-drinking does the harm:
There is nothing on earth so bad for the young-
All that a civilised person needs
Is a glass of dry sherry or two before dinner.
The modern young don’t know what they’re drinking,
Modern young people don’t care what they’re eating;
They’ve lost their sense of taste and smell
Because of cocktails and cigarettes.”

an extract from The Family Reunion by T. S Eliot
Our expert Hazel has a wealth of knowledge about the delights of Sherry and the various styles. With the popularity of tapas bars here in the UK in recent years, Spain’s ‘greatest creation’ of sherry, is one again having a revival across all age groups!

£100 inclusive of all tastings (8 wines per session)

Please book directly with Vin Neuf:
Telephone 01789 261747

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