One Day Introductory Wine School, Saturday 18th January 2020

One Day Introductory Wine School, Saturday 18th January 2020

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One Day Introductory Wine School, Saturday 18th January 2020


Our One-Day Introductory Wine School is a relaxed yet educational experience, designed to introduce you to the basics of wine tasting and the classic grape varieties. Your tutor will guide you through different pairs of wines, helping you to compare and contrast them and then think about your observations, linking these to the climate and country where the grapes were grown.

We will cover all the elements in the glass, from acidity through to tannin, alcohol and oak. At the same time, we will look at the key grape varieties and their regions. You’ll learn to trust your intuitions and may discover you know far more than you give yourself credit for. The morning tutorial is followed by a superb four-course food and wine matching lunch, during which you will have the chance to practise your newfound skills. Hosted by Katie Daniel, Fine Wine Specialist
Wines to be tasted:
2017 Pouilly-Fumé, Domaine des Rabichattes, Grebet Père & Fils, Loire
2018 Isabel Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
2017 Pouilly-Fuissé, En Chatenay, Domaine de la Soufrandière, Bret Bros, Burgundy
2017 DeSante, Old Vine Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California, USA
2016 Gevrey-Chambertin, La Perrière, 1er Cru, Benjamin Leroux, Burgundy
2017 Storm, Vrede Pinot Noir, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, South Africa
2014 Elderton, Command Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia
2015 Côte-Rôtie, Le Combard, Domaine Gilles Barge, Rhône
2016 Joven de Silos, Cillar de Silos, Ribera del Duero, Spain
2006 Viña Tondonia Tinto Reserva, Bodegas R. López de Heredia, Rioja, Spain
2008 Château Clerc-Milon, Pauillac, Bordeaux
2013 Pensées de Lafleur, Pomerol, Bordeaux
2009 Château d'Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux
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 start 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.