Saturday Introduction to Wine Course with Lunch in York

Saturday Introduction to Wine Course with Lunch in York

Join us on an 'introduction to wine' day in York from 11.00am to 4.00pm. Your day starts with a glass of Champagne, and includes a delicious 2 course lunch to keep you going! Our venue will be the stylish Hotel Du Vin on The Mount. This wonderful day out can be bought as Gift Voucher- a perfect pressie for the wine lover in your life!

If you are booking this tasting as a gift then don't forget you can request a Gift Voucher by selecting the option on your confirmation email after you have made your booking.

We also sell Open Gift Vouchers which leave the recipient free to select a date/venue of their choice- this tasting is held regularly throughout the year.


  • Introduction to the world’s major wine regions

  • The effect of climate on the taste of wine

  • New World Wines (Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, California) vs Old World Classics (France, Italy and Spain)

  • Major Red Grape Varieties – Such as Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and others.

  • Major White Grape Varieties – Such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and others

  • How wine is made – grapes, fermentation, ageing, use of oak

  • How to taste wines – colour, aroma, flavour, describing wines

  • Recognising elements of wine - tannin, acidity, oak

  • Tutored tasting of 12 wines

  • 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 and advice.

Places remaining: 18

Course Date/Time: Sun 1st Nov 2020 at 11am-4pm

Duration: 5 hours

Venue: Hotel du Vin, 88 The Mount, York

Event Price: £85.00







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