Saturday Introduction to Wine Course in Leeds

Saturday Introduction to Wine Course in Leeds

Join us on an 'introduction to wine' day from 11.00am to 4.00pm including Champagne on arrival and delicious 2-course lunch in Leeds. Our setting will be the beautiful, historic Presidential Suite at the Radisson Blu in Leeds city centre. This day is an ideal Christmas present for the wine lover in your life. Just reply to your confirmation email and ask us to send you a gift voucher with the details of your reservation on after you have made your booking. 

Alternatively, you can buy an OPEN GIFT VOUCHER which will allow the recipient to choose a date at their own convenience,  and can be redeemed at any of our sites.

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 12 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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Course Date/Time: Sat 19th Jan 2019 at 11am-4pm

Duration: 5 hours

Venue: Radisson Blu, The Light

Event Price: £85.00

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