The Great Grape Off: Riesling (Leeds)
Welcome to the Great Grape Off! Our favourite concept in wine tasting... Imagine 3 wine hosts, 1 grape variety, 3 countries, 6 wines and one burning question- where in the world do you find the best Riesling?? Our Grape-Off series has been designed in response to the number of people who have asked for re-runs of the extremely popular Planet of the Grapes and Twice The Price wine courses. But also as the ideal event to introduce our the Wine School team of hotshot hosts- Laura Kent, Sophia Luckett and Richard Killian. Many of you have attended evenings hosted by one of us, so if you fancy treble the fun come and see what happens when you get 3 Wine School hosts instead of one!
So, how does this work? Grape Off is a series of stand-alone single evenings- quite a few of you missed out on popular 4 week courses thanks to your packed diaries- and we've put them on a Friday night, so hopefully everyone who wants to come will be able to make it to one or more of these evenings. Each night our battleground will be a single grape variety, tonight we move on to the 'Marmite' of white grapes- Riesling!. Each wine host will present two wines made from our chosen grape variety in one country; one wine will be a little cheaper (under £12.50), one will be a little more expensive (up to £25). Each night we'll be asking you to vote for the best wine in each price bracket and we'll work out who has performed best overall. The winning presenter will recieve the highly coveted Grape Off trophy- you can be sure we'll be fighting tooth and nail for it!
For your amusement tonight Sophia will be flying the flag for Alsace, a region which combines the best of France and Germany. She'll be proudly displaying Rieslings which showcase a wonderful balance between juicy fruit and fresh acidity but crucially tend to be drier than those of Germany- perhaps a surprise to some? Richard has the tough job of convincing you all that Germany has moved on from the bad old days of Blue Nun, Black Tower and Liebfraumilch. We all know of the poor reputation of German wines of old, but what do they look like today? Richard might just have the wines to change some minds... Finally Laura will be looking to the land down under; Australia was the site of much 19th Centuary German migration and as a result boasts a proud history of Riesling wines. The Aussies tend to prefer their Riesling dry rather than sweet, but often display unusual aromas of plastic or petrol- some people love them, others need convincing! We hope tonight's tasting will challenge and delight you in equal measures.
Grape Off nights are always popular, please book early to ensure you place!
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Course Date/Time: Fri 12th May 2017 at 7pm-9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Radison Blu, The Light