Saturday Intro Course with champagne & lunch

Saturday Wine Tasting Days 11am-4pm, includes a glass of Champagne and a delicious 2-course lunch

Want to try a wide variety of wines and learn about new grape varieties? Want to discover which wines match best with which foods? Want a fun, interactive weekend Wine Tasting Day which will teach you all the basics about wine and a little more? Then this is the course for you!

Our Saturday Courses are a great way to spend an enjoyable day learning about wine and include a 2-course lunch and a glass of Champagne upon arrival to put into the most wonderful of moods! ;-) This Wine Tasting Day is suitable for those who haven't had any previous wine tasting experience; but with 11 great wines to taste and explore, we are sure that even those with a little knowledge will learn something new.

Come and join us for a very fun, really educational and extremely social day with like-minded people! "Many thanks for the course last weekend, Suzanne and I really enjoyed it and will come again and recommend to our friends." (Martyn B.)

"I was incredibly impressed by how much I learned, but also how enjoyable and interesting you made the whole experience. My family and I often still mention you when we’re sharing a bottle of wine over dinner and we start sentences with “Cecile told us…” so firstly thank you for such a wonderful day and providing knowledge that has stuck with us and improved our understanding and appreciation of wine." (Wendy B)

The Hampshire Wine School owner and wine tutor, Cecile Bergart, is a Sommelier, a published Champagne and WSET-trained Wine Educator, a guest champagne expert for Champagne World Magazine, for Channel 4 'Superscrimpers', a regular guest speaker on BBC Radio Solent, as well as being an approved staff educator for Marks and Spencer, for which she runs regular in-store tastings and staff training days. She also trained the food & beverage staff of both luxurious Claridge's and The Dorchester hotels for 4 years before setting up the School. She was a judge at the International 'Glass of Bubbly' Competition and passed the Champagne Master-Level Certificate in 2018. Trust us when we say that you will be in good hands!

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 and Spain)
  • Major Red Grape Varieties – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and others.
  • Major White Grape Varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and others
  • How wine is made – grapes, fermentation, ageing and influence of oak
  • How to taste wines – Colour, aromas and flavours
  • Recognising elements of wine - tannin, acidity, oak
  • Tutored tasting of 11 Wines
  • The effect of climate on the taste of wine
  • Which wines to buy, where to obtain the best value for money, storing and serving wine and understanding wine labels
  • Food and wine matching: tips, hints and advice.

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This course can be purchased as an open date Gift Voucher a great gift for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas or other special occasions!

Saturday 'Introduction to Wine' Course (WINCHESTER)

Saturday 'Introduction to Wine' Course (WINCHESTER) :: Sat 26th Sep 2020

Join us on an 'Introduction to Wine' day from 11.00am to 4.00pm including a glass of Champagne and a delicious 2-course lunch at St James Tavern in Winchester. Our setting will

Places remaining: 14
Date/Time: 26th Sep 2020 at 11am - 4pm
Venue: St James Tavern, 3 Romsey Street, Winchester, SO22 5BE

Price: £99.00
Saturday 'Introduction to Wine' Course (SOUTHAMPTON)

Saturday 'Introduction to Wine' Course (SOUTHAMPTON) :: Sat 31st Oct 2020

Saturday 'Introduction to Wine' Course in Southampton: 11am to 4pm, 11 wines, a 2-course lunch & a glass of Champagne! Passionate or interested about wine & want to learn more? Do you

Places remaining: 14
Date/Time: 31st Oct 2020 at 11am - 4pm
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure), 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN

Price: £99.00
Saturday 'Introduction to Wine' Course (WINCHESTER)

Saturday 'Introduction to Wine' Course (WINCHESTER) :: Sat 28th Nov 2020

Join us on an 'Introduction to Wine' day course from 11.00am to 4.00pm including a glass of Champagne and a delicious 2-course lunch at St James Tavern, a fabulous little

Places remaining: 14
Date/Time: 28th Nov 2020 at 11am - 4pm
Venue: St James Tavern, 3 Romsey Road, Winchester, SO22 5BE

Price: £99.00

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