Introduction to Wine Course, Tuesdays, January to February 2022

Introduction to Wine Course, Tuesdays, January to February 2022

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Introduction to Wine Course, Tuesdays, January to February 2022


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. The course will follow the below outline, with the emphasis firmly on learning through taste.

Session one: Tuesday 18th January
What is in a glass of wine and how to sense it?

Session two: Tuesday 25th January
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon

Session three: Tuesday 1st February
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot

Session four: Tuesday 8th February
Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Chenin Blanc

Session five: Tuesday 15th February
Pinot Noir, Gamay, Syrah/Shiraz and Zinfandel

Session six: Tuesday 22nd 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.

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Evening Wine Schools

Evening Wine Schools

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.