2 hour class
Get to grips with the fascinating world of wine on this 4 week course on the same evening over 4 consecutive weeks, the course is designed for people who enjoy wine and want to learn more about it, in a fun, friendly and relaxed setting with no previous wine tasting experience necessary!
At the end of the course you will :
- Be able to taste wine like a professional
- Have learned how to assess the quality of a wine
- Be able to tell if a wine is faulty
- Understand the world’s most important red and white wines
- Have tasted 24 different wines!
- Know how to match food with wine
- Understand wine labels and how to spot a good wine in the shops
- Plus lots more!
Week 1 – Introduction to Wine Tasting This first session will cover the basics: how wine is made and where in the world it comes from, how to taste wine and assess it like a true professional, tasting 6 wines, including grape varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Tempranillo and Primitivo and improving your senses with our ‘Nez du Vin’ aroma kit.
Week 2 – White wines of the world This evening we’ll move on to talk about white wines and taste 6 crisp and dry delicious examples along the way. We’ll talk a bit about the grape varieties and what they taste like as well as the wine regions that they come from, consider their potential for food and wine matching and further hone your wine tasting skills. We'll also cover things like use of oak, find out which is better - cork or screw cap, and bust a few wine myths too!
Week 3 – Red wines of the world Here we’ll explore the huge variety of red wine styles to be found. From light and fruity Pinot Noir to the smooth Valpolicella Ripasso; the elegant Beaujolais Village to the ever popular Argentinian Malbec! As well as trying 6 more fantastic wines, we’ll also talk about tannin and why some wines get better with age, as well as some other useful tips like why/when you should decant wine and what temperature to serve it at.
Week 4 – Fizz and Rose The last evening is all about how to do they get the bubbles in my wine? What makes rose pink? Any evening of decadent sparkling wines from Champagne to Cava to Prosecco to Rose....well we might start with rose!
So join us on this 4 week course and change the way you think about wine forever! You’ll try some amazing wines, meet some great new people with a shared interest and have a fantastic time along the way.
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This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
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About your host, East London Wine School
East London Wine School was established in 2009, and has the widest range of wine, beers and spirits courses in the City and East London.
We talk to people and teach about wine by concentrating on the flavours and aromas of the wines. We focus on the taste profile of each wine explaining the characteristics of the grape variety, the climate, and the winemaking, and show you with maps and images where they came from and how they are made. We explain why they taste like they do. We ask and listen to what you think about the wines.
Our events are, above all, fun & entertaining with a relaxed atmosphere - no previous tasting experience is required. The best & most enjoyable way to learn is comparing the tastes of differences side-by-side.
We also always focus on food & wine matches, and explain what type of foods would go with the chosen wines, and more importantly - why!
As we do not sell wine - we can show you where to buy the best buys are locally and at the best prices. We work closely with local independent merchants to bring you the best tasting & most interesting they have to offer.
Our guests come by themselves, in couples, and in larger groups, everybody is welcome. It is also a great way to meet people with the same interest in tasting & learning about wine.
East London Wine School is also an Approved Programme Provider for the delivery of professional WSET Courses. These courses are for professionals but keen amateurs too.....it's how most of us at the school started in the world of wine.
Whilst all our tutors are WSET-qualified and have extensive experience of wine, they more importantly have an infectious enthusiasm for their subject and are able to communicate this to their audience without the use of confusing (& boring!) technical facts.
If you have to miss an evening you may either send a substitute, or pick up the missed session on a subsequent course, please just make sure you give us 7 working days-notice.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.