4.5 hour class
Enjoy an introduction to the fundamentals of wine tasting. An educational and fun experience!
In this One-Day Introduction Wine School you will be familiarized with the basics of wine tasting and the classic grape varieties in a fun, educational and relaxed environment. The historic wine cellar presents itself as the perfect setting to let your tutor guide you through different pairs of wines, helping you compare and distinguish them, allowing you to draw connections with the climate and country of where the grapes were grown.
All the elements in the glass will be covered, ranging from oak, alcohol to acidity and tannin. Simultaneously you will learn about the key grape varieties and their regions. You will learn to trust you intuitions and engage with your sense of taste in a new way, acknowledging the depth of taste that you already possess.
Wines to be tasted:
- Berry Bros. & Rudd Champagne by Mailly, Grand Cru
- 2016 Dog Point, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
- 2015 Pouilly-Fumé, Domaine Thibault, André Dezat
- 2014 Pouilly-Fuissé, Vieilles Vignes, Olivier Merlin
- 2014 Restless River Chardonnay, Hemel en Aarde, South Africa
- 2013 Doctors Flat Vineyard Pinot Noir, Bannockburn, Central Otago
- 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin, Aux Etelois, Domaine Maume
- 2011 Côte-Rôtie, Eminence, Domaine Robert et Rémi Niero
- 2010 Qupé Sonnie's Syrah Sawyer Lindquist, Edna Valley, California
- 2012 La Poza de Ballesteros, Artadi, Rioja
- 2004 Viña Tondonia Tinto Reserva, Bodegas R. López de Heredia
- 2007 Ch. Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux
- 2007 Ch. Trottevieille, St Emilion
- 1997 Ch. d'Yquem, Sauternes
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!
Engage with wine in a new way and discover the depth of knowledge of the world of wine, grapes and taste!
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About your host, Berry Bros. & Rudd
Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant having first opened its doors in 1698.
Being a supplier to the Royal family since the reign of George III the company has held two Royal warrants from the reign of Edward VII. Still in its original shop at No. 3 St James’s Street London, the shop has altered little since those times providing an atmospheric experience for customers and curious visitors alike.
With over three centuries of accumulated knowledge, the close relationships developed with the world’s finest spirit and wine producers and seven Masters of Wine working for the company, Berry Bros. & Rudd provides the ultimate fine wine and spirits experience.
Whilst embracing its heritage Berry Bros. & Rudd is constantly looking to innovate; being the first wine merchant to create a website in 1994, and temperature controlled wine cellars in the 1960s. Today’s modern state of the art warehouses contain more than 8.5 million bottles of wine.
With the establishment of the warehouses in Hampshire and in the continuing spirit of innovation Berry Bros. & Rudd has made use of the original cellars underneath No.3 St James’s Street. Recently refurbished to a high standard, Berry Bros. & Rudd now runs friendly, fun and informative courses in these historic spaces. Leveraging off all the acquired expertise of the Masters of Wine and numerous other connoisseurs there is no better place to learn about wine and spirits than in the extraordinary Pickering Cellar.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.