Down Under Delights 4 wk Course (York)
Welcome to our trip Down Under where we will explore the vinous delights of Australia and New Zealand. Long renowned for their wines which offer you 'sunshine in a glass' we think these are perfect countries to give us that summer feeling even in the biting cold of winter!
This 4 week course will explore a different region each week tasting the finest reds, whites and sparkling wines they have to offer. We will cover a wide range of different wine styles, from everyones' favourite New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to more unusual wines like aged Hunter Valley Semillon. Back in the 1990s many wine drinkers fell in love with the powerful, punchy flavours of Australian Shiraz and Chardonnay, but more recently Australia and New Zealand have been diversifying their ranges, planting new grape varieties and focusing on cooler regions which offer a more elegant and restrained style of wine. So we'll have plenty to taste and talk about; fantastic wines which you already know and love, and some new discoveries which are set to become your favourites! Here's a closer look at what we'll be tasting...
Week 1: (South) Eastern Australia (incl. mature Hunter Valley Semillon,Yarra Valley Chardonnay, Tasmanian Fizz)
Week 2: New Zealand (incl Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Hawkes Bay Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Central Otago Pinot Noir)
Week 3: South Australia (incl. Barossa Shiraz, old vine McClaren Vale Grenache, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon)
Week 4: Western Australia (incl. Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, Mount Barker Riesling)
Alongside these classic wines we will have the opportunity to taste examples of new grape varieties such as Zinfandel, Barbera and Viognier which are increasingly popular with new wave winemakers.
Who is this course suitable for?
Our 4 week courses are extremely popular, especially with people who have already attended a YWS Introduction to Wine or the 8 week World of Wine course, so please book early to avoid disappointment. All our 4 week courses are suitable for those with little or no experience of wine tasting- we'll show you how taste like a professional and get the most out of every drop of wine! But they also offer interest for those wine lovers who have been on previous wine tasting courses and would like the opportunity to explore the fascinating and ever-changing wines of Australia and New Zealand in a little more depth.
Our 4 week courses offer all wine lovers the opportunity to taste wine in a sociable and relaxed environment, you can meet new friends who share your interest in food and wine, so please sign up and join us!
Important Information: Please note, in addition to the £55 booking fee there is a further cost of £10 per night, usually paid in cash on the evening, allowing you to spread the cost of the course.
As always our courses are completely flexible, meaning that if you can't attend one evening you are welcome to send someone else in your place or let us know in advance and you can collect a 'credit' to use against the cost of any other wine school tasting.
Places remaining: 16
Course Date/Time: Thu 25th Oct 2018 at 7pm-9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Hotel du Vin, The Mount