One-Day California Wine School, Saturday 9th May 2020

One-Day California Wine School, Saturday 9th May 2020

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One-Day California Wine School, Saturday 9th May 2020


Take a tour of the Golden State with our One-Day California Wine School. California produces over 90% of the USA's wine, and this tasting will be a chance to explore the wide variety of styles emerging from its range of climates.

From delicate whites to booming, full-bodied reds – not to mention some off-the-beaten track styles – come along and learn why California is still the hottest state for wine in America. You will start with a morning tasting 11 wines, followed by a four-course lunch in our historic Napoleon Cellar with a further eight wines. Hosted by Barbara Drew MW

Wines to be tasted:
2016 DeSante, L'Atelier, Napa Valley
2015 Tablas Creek, White, Paso Robles
2016 Au Bon Climat, Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County
2015 Ramey, Rochioli Chardonnay, Sonoma County
2016 Occidental, Pinot Noir, Sonoma County
2016 Birichino, Becthold Cinsault, Santa Cruz County
2012 Qupé Sonnie's Syrah Sawyer Lindquist, Central Coast
2017 Frog's Leap, Zinfandel, Napa Valley
2014 Tablas Creek, Esprit de Tablas Red, Paso Robles
1995 Ridge Monte Bello, Santa Cruz County
2011 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
2016 Birichino, Malvasia Petulant Naturel, Santa Cruz County
2015 Sidebar, Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County
2016 Qupé, Marsanne, Santa Barbara County
2017 Birichino, Vin Gris Rosé, Santa Cruz County
2015 Au Bon Climat, Pinot Noir Isabelle, Santa Barbara County
2015 DeSante, Proof Red, Napa Valley
2014 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
2016 Bedrock Wine Co., Old Vine Zinfandel, Sonoma County

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.
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Unfortunately, we have postponed all events at our St James’s premises until the end of July. We are constantly reassessing the situation and considering the feasibility of events after this date. In the meantime, we are offering virtual tastings online. We’ll arrange delivery of wines, glasses and a corkscrew to your guests ahead of a guided tasting with one of our expert hosts. For more information, please contact us.

Immerse yourself in the world of wine at one of our fantastic one-day courses. Held in our historic, atmospheric cellars, and led by one of our engaging and knowledgeable specialists, these courses are a superb way to learn.

Whether you opt for a broad introduction to wine, or delve into a more specialist topic, you’ll gain a huge amount of knowledge and experience in just one day. Combining plenty of wine tasting, tutored sessions and a delicious lunch, you’ll enjoy a varied day full of new discoveries.

At the end of the afternoon, you’ll take away your newfound knowledge, course materials and a certificate.

Further information
One-Day Wine School courses start at 10.45am for 11.00am until 4pm and are held in the cellars at No.3 St James’s Street.