St George's Day Special: English Wine Tasting (Leeds)
The buzz around English wine at the moment is unmistakable; we are making more wine than we have done at any point since the middle ages and frankly the quality has never been higher. The wines made in England are light, bright, Summery and fresh- what better time of year to explore our own wines than the night before St George's Day?
If you know anything about English wine, most likely you will have heard about the stunning sparkling wines which are produced on these shores. Our soil and climate are so similar to the Champagne region of Northern France that we really can compete with the best the French have to offer. We even have our own part to play in the history and development of Traditional Method fizz (which is produced by a second fermentation in the bottle): we aren't gatecrashing the Champagne party, we virtually started it!!
Our special Midsummer YWS English Wine night won't focus solely on fizz though, we always like to give our guests a heads up on what's going to be the next big thing. So come and enjoy wine made from our highest quality grape variety, the delectably sunshine-filled (and aptly named) Bacchus. We'll also delve into the locally produced vino: Yorkshire Wine? you tried it here first! Plus we'll be looking at some rare and unusual Red and Rose- our climate is generally too cool for such styles, but we know some wineries who making delicious Pinot Noir which will delight any fan of Red Burgundy.
It promises to be a unique wine tasting experience- 6 English wines from some of this country's top producers including
- World-class quality fizz (to rival any Champange!)
- White made from our finest grape, Bacchus
- Highly unuusal and delicious English Rose and Red
- Plus a wine from a local Yorkshire Vineyard
As always at YWS events you can expect to be entertained and educated by our WSET-approved professional wine educators, we supply tasting glasses, tasting notes, a presentation with maps and images to bring the experience to life and some carefully selected nibbles which will teach you how to enhance English Wine should you choose to serve it at home.
Places remaining: 10
Course Date/Time: Sat 22nd Apr 2017 at 7pm-9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Radisson Blu, The Light