Saturday 'Introduction to Wine' Course (WINCHESTER)

Saturday 'Introduction to Wine' Course (WINCHESTER)

Saturday 'Introduction to Wine' Course in WINCHESTER at the Green Man gastro-pub: 11am to 4pm, with a 2-course lunch & a glass of Champagne

Passionate or interested about wine & want to learn more? Do you want to discover fascinating and delicious new wines & grape varieties? Do you want to taste a wide variety of wines and understand what makes them so different ? Do you want to know which wine to drink with what food? Then these are the courses for you and is a fascinating introduction to the wonderful world of wine! It is also a great way to meet new friends who share your love of wine.

So come and enjoy a friendly, informal and fun wine journey tasting at least 11 wines from around the world. No previous experience necessary!

"I attended the Saturday Introduction class in Southampton and was absolutely impressed with the day. I can't believe how much I learnt in 5 hours. I can't recommend it highly enough. Cecile's passion was obvious and she had no problem passing it onto us. A great day and I will attend further sessions. Thank you Cecile!" (Sarah W).

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction to the Worlds major wine regions
  • New World Wines (Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, California) vs Old World Classics (France, Italy, & Spain)
  • Major Red Grape Varieties – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo & others.
  • Major White Grape Varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, & others!
  • How wine is made - grapes, fermentation and ageing
  • Improve your senses! 

Two-course lunch and a glass of champagne.

  • How to taste wines like a professional – aroma, flavours, describing wines
  • Recognising elements of wine - tannin, acidity, oak
  • Tutored Tasting of 11 Wines - 5 whites and 6 reds
  • The effect of climate on the taste of wine
  • Which wines to buy, where to obtain the best value for money, storing & serving wine, understanding wine labels
  • Food & Wine Matching tips & advice

All our courses can be purchased as a Gift Voucher. Perfect present for birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

"Best birthday present for my daughter I've ever bought! Fantastic day - learnt so much about some wonderful wines. Delivered with so much passion - it was infectious!" (Kevin and daughter Jemma).

MENU FOR LUNCH, freshly prepared by the Green Man's Head Chef, especially for the Hampshire Wine School:

MAIN COURSE: please choose one of the following 4 options -

  • Hampshire Pork Tenderloin, Seasonal Veg, Crispy New Potatoes, Wholegrain Mustard Sauce
  • Pan Fried Fillet of Red Mullet, Confit Tomatoes, Tender Stem Broccoli, Sticky Jasmin Rice
  • Green Man Burger, Mature Cheddar, Smoked Streaky Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Gherkins, Red & Green Coleslaw, Spiced Tomato Relish & Fries
  • Winter Vegetable and Chick Pea Strudel, Basil and Tomato Sauce (V)

PUDDING: please choose one of the following 3 options -

  • Hot Apple & Pear Compote, Shortbread Biscuit Crumble Topping, Crème Anglaise
  • Chocolate & Walnut Brownie, Vanilla Chantilly Cream, Hot Chocolate & Whiskey Sauce
  • Peach, Apricot & Honeycomb Pavlova

Places remaining: 16

Course Date/Time: Sat 25th Nov 2017 at 11am - 4pm

Duration: 5 hours

Venue: Green Man Pub, 53 Southgate Street, Winchester

Event Price: £90.00

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