8-week Introductory Course to the World of Wine (LEVEL 1) (SOUTHAMPTON)
Want to try a wide variety of wines and learn about grape varieties? Want to discover what acidity and tannin are? Want a fun, interactive wine course which will teach you all the basics about wine and a lot more? Then this is the course for you! Our 8-week courses are a great way to spend an enjoyable THURSDAY evening learning about wine. The course is suitable for those who haven't had any previous wine tasting experience; but with so many great wines to taste and explore, we are sure that even those with some wine knowledge will learn something new!
Your tutor, Cecile Bergart, is a sommelier and a published Champagne and Wine Educator, a guest champagne expert for Champagne World Magazine, for Channel 4 'Superscrimpers', a judge at the International 'Glass of Bubbly' Competition, a regular guest speaker on BBC Radio Solent, as well as being an approved staff educator for Marks and Spencer. Trust us when we say that you will be in good hands!
COURSE OUTLINE: WEEK BY WEEK (starting with THURSDAY 20th of September 2018)
- Week 1: French Whites on 20/09/18
- Week 2: French Reds on 27/09/18
- Week 3: Spain on 04/10/18
- Week 4: Italy on 11/10/18
- Week 5: New Zealand on 25/10/18
- Week 6: Australia on 01/11/18
- Week 7: Chile & Argentina on 08/11/18
- Week 8: South Africa on 15/11/18
Each week we will examine how different grape varieties, different climates and local wine-making techniques impact on the aromas and flavours of the wine. Through practice and our guidance you will learn how to identify the wine's characteristics for yourself; we show you how to taste and appraise wine like a professional. We believe that the best aide to learning about wine is the process of tasting and comparing for yourself; that is exactly what you will have the chance to do, in our relaxed and informal setting.
Please Note: There is an additional charge (in addition to the Course Fee of £115) of £10 per evening payable on the night. Great value - total cost still less than £24.38 per evening, instead of the usual £27.50!
"Friday nights are not going to be the same now the course has ended! The past 8 weeks have been so enjoyable, entertaining and educational and your presentation excellent. Having been an adventurous wine drinker and big francophile for over 40 years it was so enjoyable to come out of each session having learned something new." (Tony Binns)
Places remaining: 14
Course Date/Time: Fri 25th Jan 2019 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hrs each evening
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure) 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN