Pinot Noir: Burgundy & Germany (ONLINE TASTING)
Grape varieties are landmarks on the map of wine. The wine drinker finds it useful to know the variety used because this is a major clue to the taste and character of the wine in the bottle. A wine made from Pinot Noir will have certain taste characteristics, wherever in the world it is made.
However, the grape variety is only one ingredient in the taste: wine-making techniques and the land it grows on can be much stronger influences!
Infuriating to grow, fascinating to taste, Pinot Noir is the grape of great Burgundian red wine. Unlike its white counterpart Chardonnay, Pinot Noir has resisted attempts to duplicate the Burgundy taste elsewhere. That does not stop winemakers from trying, such is the allure of classic burgundy. Thus why we will be tasting one!
Outside of Burgundy, and still part of the Old World, the other show-stoppers come from Germany! But which one will you prefer?
I would recommend buying in advance: 1 bottle of Pinot Noir from Burgundy (Bouchard Aine et Fils - available from Sainbury's & Tesco - or Louis Jadot - available at Asda - would be great, but any other winery will do) and 1 bottle of Pinot Noir from Germany (any winery will do but Johann Wold is available at Waitrose and Hans Baer at Tesco), and opening those wines LIVE with me on the night. Let's bring some wine fun to your living-room! ;-)
1 ticket will entitle everyone in your household to attend this tasting (no need to buy a ticket per person!).
Places remaining: 14
Course Date/Time: Wed 3rd Jun 2020 at 7pm
Duration: 1+ hour
Venue: ONLINE ON ZOOM (INVITATION SENT BY EMAIL)