Introduction to Wine Course, Tuesdays, June to July

Introduction to Wine Course, Tuesdays, June to July

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Introduction to Wine Course, Tuesdays, June to July


Join us in the Pickering Cellar for our Introduction to Wine Course. You will learn about wine over six Tuesday 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

Session one: Tuesday 2nd June
What is in a glass of wine and how to sense it
Session two: Tuesday 9th June
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon
Session three: Tuesday 16th June
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot
Session four: Tuesday 23rd June
Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Chenin Blanc
Session five: Tuesday 30th June
Pinot Noir, Gamay, Shiraz/Syrah and Zinfandel
Session six: Tuesday 7th July
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.
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Evening Wine Schools

Evening Wine Schools

We’re thrilled to be re-opening our events spaces at No.3 St James’s Street. Adhering to government guidelines and social distancing, we’re offering a range of courses, tastings and experiences in our historic cellars. We’re also offering virtual events which will be available for you to join from home.

Join us in our atmospheric cellars to discover the world of wine at one of our Evening Wine School courses. Your host will guide you through a carefully tailored programme, designed to build your knowledge through tasting and learning.

Whether you’re looking to build the foundations of your wine knowledge or want to dig a little deeper, you’ll find our courses are a truly inspiring way to learn. Our sessions begin with a delicious apéritif before you sit down with your fellow students to taste and learn; you’ll also have a selection of nibbles – such as olives, nuts and cheeses – to enjoy as the evening unfolds.

To help guide you through the course, you’ll receive a folder for your notes and course materials; you’ll also receive a certificate on completion of the course.

Further information
Evening Wine School classes are held in the Pickering Cellar, 3 St James's Street. Your course will comprise between four and six two-hour sessions, starting at 6.30pm.