Discover Wines From Chile and Argentina (SOUTHAMPTON)
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wine tasting on Chile & Argentina, focusing on affordable and high quality wines.
Part One – Chile
‘A near-perfect climate results in great value-for-money wines with good flavour. If I were a vine, I would like to be planted there' – Cecile
What makes Chile such an attractive ‘safe bet’ for a consumer? We’ll look at the facts, looking at the climate through to the diverse country that is Chile. White grape varieties such as the crisp Sauvignon Blanc, balanced Chardonnay and soft and smooth reds such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot rule the roost & we'll also discover the mystery of Carmenere.
Part Two – Argentina
‘Malbec is currently one of the sexiest grape varieties in the world’ – Cecile
Although production (5th in the world) has been dropping, quality is rising. With a focus on the famed wine region Mendoza, Malbec has carved a reputation of high quality often notably higher than its French origins. But it doesn’t stop there; there’s plenty of Viognier, Torrontes and Shiraz to discover too, all the more for us to taste our way through.
All tastings include: minimum of 6 wines sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, full tasting notes and other course material, PowerPoint presentation, and use of professional ISO tastings glasses.
This tasting would make an original and interesting gift! You can purchase a place on any course as a Gift Voucher or you can buy an open Gift Voucher and let them choose an event at their leisure - our Vouchers are valid for a whole 3 years!
PLEASE NOTE: We can confirm that we have complied with the government’s ‘COVID-19 Secure’ guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 in the workplace. Due to the constantly changing nature of this guidance and advice, our internal operating practices and protocols will be continuously reviewed and immediately updated. The information detailed here may therefore change without notice. The measures our venues are enforcing will make your experience with us as seamless as possible and will allow us to minimise numbers of people in the venue at any time. Therefore, we will be running at reduced capacity. Only 12 people will ever be allowed to join me at a tasting at St James' Tavern in Winchester, whereas our function room at the Mercure Dolphin Hotel in Southampton is significantly bigger and can accommodate 20 people whilst still enforcing social distancing restrictions.
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Places remaining: 4
Course Date/Time: Fri 30th Oct 2020 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure) 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN