Saturday Masterclass: Silk Road Wines
Join us for our most exotic Masterclass yet! Trace the origins of viticulture back through time as we embark on a vinous history masterclass. Weaving our way through Southern Europe we learn how the Greeks bought wine and grapes to Italy which triggered a wave of wine-making accross Europe via the Roman Empire. But who taught the Greeks? We step back further to look at Europe's most ancient viticultural societies, nestled in the Balkan region we find the wines of Georgia, Serbia, Armenia, Turkey. Moving further back again we find the birth place of wine- Persia, The Lebonon, Israel and parts of North Africa.
This fascinating tasting will be hosted for you by YWS tutor Richard Kilian, since learning about the ancient southern Italian wine regions of Campania and Naples during a visit there in 2014 which sparked an interest in the birth of European wine culture. As with all of our Masterclasses, an enormous amount of work from Richard and the team goes into sourcing wines for the highly specialist tastings and we love to share them with you.
Our Masterclasses are aimed at more experienced tasters who are looking for unique or rare subjects and the chance to try some very special and unusual wines. Richard's presentation will reflect the more specialist nature of the tasting. Ideal for WSET graduates, or anyone with a specific interest in wines of Southern Europe and the Middle East, or perfect for anyone who has travelled in the region.
All our Saturday Masterclasses include at least 12 wines to taste and a two course lunch in the middle of the day. We can't wait to showcase some of these wines and tell the stories of wine's oldest but most overlooked regions.
Places remaining: 12
Course Date/Time: Sat 25th May 2019 at 11am-4pm
Duration: 5 hours
Venue: Radisson Blu, The Light, Leeds