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Join us in the Pickering Cellar for our Introduction to Wine Course. You will learn about wine over six Wednesday evenings. The series begins by looking at the factors that influence the balance of wine, learning about alcohol, tannins, acidity, aroma and flavour, and how to describe wine, as well as spotting levels of oak influence and ageing. The following five sessions are dedicated to studying three or four different grape varieties and contrasting key examples from Europe and the New World. The idea is to enjoy harnessing your natural tasting ability while applying your observations to facts about the provenance of the wines. During the course we tackle all sorts of questions and aim to challenge common myths about wine – and, most importantly, increase your confidence in tasting. Cheese, nibbles and our Head Chef’s canapés are served at each session, along with plenty of water. The course will follow the below outline, with the emphasis firmly on learning through taste. Hosted by Rebecca Lamont, Head of Wine School, and Olivia Bodle, Fine Wine Specialist
Session one: Wednesday 8th January What is in a glass of wine and how to sense it Session two: Wednesday 15th January Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon Session three: Wednesday 22nd January Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot Session four: Wednesday 29th January Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Chenin Blanc Session five: Wednesday 5th February Pinot Noir, Gamay, Syrah/Shiraz and Zinfandel Session six: Wednesday 12th February Grenache, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and a review of all grape varieties covered Dress code: smart casual NB Wines for this event have been chosen from Berry Bros. & Rudd’s historic stock and may not be available to order following the event.