Sunday 'Introduction to Wine' Course (FLEET)

Sunday 'Introduction to Wine' Course (FLEET)

This Sunday Wine Tasting Day (11am-4pm) includes a glass of Champagne upon arrival and a delicious 2-course Sunday Lunch, as well as a tutored tasting of 11 wines

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!

This Sunday Wine Course is a great way to spend an enjoyable day learning about wine. It 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 some good wine knowledge will learn something new too!

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)

Your tutor, Cecile Bergart, was born in the Champagne Region of France. She used to train the food & beverage staff at The Dorchester's and Claridge's. She is a published Champagne and 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.


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 a Gift Voucher - a great gift for birthdays or other special occasions!

WHERE and WHEN:

The Lismoyne Hotel is a privately owned hotel in the heart of Fleet on the Hampshire, Surrey borders, with FREE on-site parking facilities at 45 Church Street, GU51 4NE. Offering comfortable accommodation with modern facilities. Delicious food, coupled with friendly and efficient service help make the Lismoyne experience one you will want to have again and again.

The four star Lismoyne Hotel offers a range of dining experiences, and has gained a reputation in its own right for great food! They are very proud of their excellent and inspired kitchen team who create freshly prepared, innovative menus with dishes that feature the best of modern cooking. Guests attending Hampshire Wine School Sunday Lunch tastings will enjoy a lovely experience in their bright and airy Conservatory Restaurant, with doors opening on to our large Patio and lovely secluded garden. At the Lismoyne, the Manager Jon Gettings believes his guests should experience an unforgettable, pampering and indulgent visit. Please ask for the Hampshire Wine School at reception, for a 10.50am registration, and an 11am start. This Tasting Day shall end by 4.10pm at the latest.

2-COURSE SUNDAY LUNCH MENU (in partnership with the Lismoyne Hotel and the Hampshire Wine School):

 

Roast Sirloin of Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, and Rich Gravy
OR Pan Fried Cod Fillet, Parsley Sauce
OR Roast Mediterranean Vegetable Tart with Goats Cheese
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Poached Pear, Vanilla Ice-Cream, Chocolate Sauce
OR Bread and Butter Pudding, Custard
OR Stem Ginger and Lemon Cheesecake, Fruit Compote
 

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Course Date/Time: Sun 23rd Apr 2017 at 11am - 4pm

Duration: 5 hours

Venue: Lismoyne Hotel, 45 Church Street, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 4NE

Event Price: £90.00

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