Taste Great Wines & Spirits From Around The World
Our tasting evenings are designed to appeal to people who appreciate fine wine and/or spirits.
They are relaxed and informal in style. The tutor will give some background information and then simply introduce each wine or spirit and encourage discussion. A tasting sheet and, where appropriate, maps will be provided but not detailed notes.
Unless otherwise indicated, tasting samples of 8 wines or 6 spirits will be tasted. There will be mineral water and water biscuits to refresh your palate between samples.
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Monday, 16th March
Over the last few years, pioneering grape growers and wine makers in Argentina and Chile have been busy seeking out new vineyard locations to take advantage of their countries’ special geography and climate. We are now seeing the results of their work and very impressive they are too. We shall be showing 4 white and 4 red wines from some of the most innovative wine makers of the southern hemisphere.
Tutor – Pippa Hayward with Sandy Leckie
Thursday, 26th March
A selection of wines from leading South African producers such as Boekenhoutskloof, Bouchard-Finlayson, Meerlust, Kanonkop, Morgenhof, Rustenberg, and Vergelegen.
Tutor: Pippa Hayward with Sandy Leckie
Monday, 30th March
Eight mature red wines from Bordeaux:-
La Tour-Haut-Brion ’03
Les Fiefs-de-Lagrange ’00
Labegorce Zédé ’00
Haut-Batailley ’95 (Pictured)
Tutor: Vivienne Franks and Malcolm Franks.
Wednesday, 15th April – Wednesday, 13th May
5-session introductory wine tasting course. Session topics are:-
1. Tasting Technique;
2. Grape Growing & Wine Making;
3. The Wines of France;
4. The Wines of Other European Countries;
5. The Wines of New World Countries.
Saturday, 2nd May
Special interest weekend wine course on the wines of Italy.
Saturday, 6th June
One-day Introductory Wine Tasting Course with lunch included.