Top 10 Best Wine classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

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3. Wine Appreciation
Think you know your Nebbiolo from your Counoise grape variety? What year would be the best Riesling to sip on? Making the right choice in a supermarket aisle or looking at a wine menu during a date can be a daunting experience. For many of us, ordering wine in a restaurant is like shooting darts with our eyes closed. We set the bar quite low for ourselves when it comes to defining success, and often we’re content just to hit the board. We may aim for a delicious wine (and strive not to embarrass ourselves in the process), but how can we expect to consistently nail our target when we’re shooting blind? In this unique introductory online course, Amelia Singer combines a rigorously thorough understanding of wine with a witty and charming ambience – you will finish the course energized and confident about your own abilities to order wine in restaurants. If you choose the expert version of the course, Amelia will advise you personally to meet your own objectives for the course. You will come away with the confidence to choose the right wine for you, for the right occasion. The course is filmed in the esteemed London based winery ‘London Cru’ alongside winemaker Alex Hurley. Alex is a Master of Enology and Viticulture, and a key member of the London Cru Winery team. Alex worked as a Geologist through Australia and Asia before deciding to follow his passion for wine. Having previously made wines in Australia, Burgundy, and Barolo, the seduction of working with quality English grapes brought him to the UK Since their launch, London Cru’s wines have won prestigious IWC awards and are listed in numerous Michelin star restaurants in London and beyond. Alex’s insights into the industry are invaluable, and will ensure that you really appreciate what it is that you’re drinking - from grape to glass. We will also explore how to pair wine with food, with Leith’s School of Food and Drink’s resident chef, Dan Cameron. The course will cover wines from California, Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina and many more. If you wish to buy any of the wines featured, to accompany this course (recommended) you can do so from http://londoncru.co.uk/wine
£35
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4. Wine Appreciation with Expert Tuition
Think you know your Nebbiolo from your Counoise grape variety? What year would be the best Riesling to sip on? Making the right choice in a supermarket aisle or looking at a wine menu during a date can be a daunting experience. For many of us, ordering wine in a restaurant is like shooting darts with our eyes closed. We set the bar quite low for ourselves when it comes to defining success, and often we’re content just to hit the board. We may aim for a delicious wine (and strive not to embarrass ourselves in the process), but how can we expect to consistently nail our target when we’re shooting blind? In this unique introductory online course, Amelia Singer combines a rigorously thorough understanding of wine with a witty and charming ambience – you will finish the course energized and confident about your own abilities to order wine in restaurants. If you choose the expert version of the course, Amelia will advise you personally to meet your own objectives for the course. You will come away with the confidence to choose the right wine for you, for the right occasion. The course is filmed in the esteemed London based winery ‘London Cru’ alongside winemaker Alex Hurley. Alex is a Master of Enology and Viticulture, and a key member of the London Cru Winery team. Alex worked as a Geologist through Australia and Asia before deciding to follow his passion for wine. Having previously made wines in Australia, Burgundy, and Barolo, the seduction of working with quality English grapes brought him to the UK Since their launch, London Cru’s wines have won prestigious IWC awards and are listed in numerous Michelin star restaurants in London and beyond. Alex’s insights into the industry are invaluable, and will ensure that you really appreciate what it is that you’re drinking - from grape to glass. We will also explore how to pair wine with food, with Leith’s School of Food and Drink’s resident chef, Dan Cameron. The course will cover wines from California, Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina and many more. If you wish to buy any of the wines featured, to accompany this course (recommended) you can do so from http://londoncru.co.uk/wine Amelia Singer is a TV presenter on The Wine Show, Wine Writer for Waitrose Food Magazine, UK Ambassador for the California Wine Institute and Founder of Amelia’s Wine – an event business which offers a range of authentic, fun, helpful and ultimately accessible wine tastings. Amelia has been in the wine industry for the last nine years and has completed the prestigious WSET Wine Diploma. She studied at Trinity College in Dublin, was brought up in England but has lived and worked in Europe and South America. Having worked in wineries all around the world (Bordeaux, Rioja and Chile) as well as with well known retailers, importers, online Fine Wine merchants and exciting new wine start ups, she has gained a holistic appreciation of the wine industry.
£125
00
8. Fine Wine and Perfume – Scents and Sensibility!
Want to know what sorts of perfumes you'd like based on your favourite wine? Intrigued in learning more about how particular molecules make things taste and smell the way they do? Or what wine and roses have in common? At our “scents and sensibility” fine wine and perfume tasting, we will indulge in two of life’s great pleasures simultaneously. Please note that we recommend that you drink the wines and not the perfumes, even if they smell nice... THE FORMAT IS... – We will taste four fine wines with specially chosen perfumes that heighten your experience – Lizzie will share an isolated compound that contributes its aroma to a wine and will explain how that material can be harnessed in fragrances – The event lasts approximately two hours – We can accommodate eight seated guests or up to 40 for a standing reception WHAT'S INCLUDED ​Our visitors get a great fine wine experience: – An expert host and speaker – Access to a private Mayfair venue – Plenty of fine wine, served in beautiful Zalto glassware – Delicious cheeses from our friends at Cows and Co – Above all, we have a lot of fun by enjoying fine wines, perfumes, Lizzie’s insights, the venue, and each other’s company WHO'S LIZZIE OSTROM? Lizzie is one of the country's leading experts on all matters scent. The author of "Perfume: A Century of Scents", she often appears on broadcast media to share the history and psychology of fragrance. Recently she was one of the experts interviewed by Bridget Kendall for the Radio 4 program "The Forum: The Story of Perfume". She has hosted all manner of creative events and explorations, from recreations of ancient scent rituals in masonic temples to a staging of a Victorian Egyptian mummy "unrolling" party complete with aromas and embalming materials, as well as “The Scent of Space” with the Royal Observatory Greenwich in the historic Faraday Lecture Theatre at the Royal Institution. In 2017 Lizzie co-curated the hit summer exhibition at Somerset House "Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent".
Book this class as a private group!
£50
50
12. Outdoor painting workshop in Hyde Park with picnic lunch and wine . All materials provided
Why not to enjoy a beautiful sunny summer weather in London and take your creativity outdoors. We have been cooped up for a long time during the lockdown , why not to enjoy a beautiful day being creative , sharing your creativity with like minded people and learning something new in a beautiful setting of one of the most wonderful parks in London. We can appreciate and capture on canvas the most beautiful flower arrangements on canvas . Join Katerina Kovalova, international artist and art teacher for this wonderful opportunity to paint en Plein Air, in the orchard and gardens of the most iconic and inspirational park in London, Hyde Park. The workshop will begin with Katerina giving a brief talk about outdoor painting, followed by a demonstration of painting in the garden. Participants will then find their own spot to paint autonomously whilst Katerina circulates offering help and advice where required. Working in an intimate part of the park, the aim of this workshop is to produce a series of 'plain air' sketches that simplify the varied and complex views seen. Distilling the subjects through mark - making and colour to capture your experience of the day. Meeting at the Dolphin and Boy fountain for initial briefing , students will then walk to a park where easels and picnic will be set up. Students will produce a series of paintings by the end of the day. These sessions can be attended using whatever medium you choose to work - oils, charcoals, watercolours and pastels All materials provided Refunds and options for rescheduling will be given in case of bad rainy whether
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£50
40
16. Apéro: Biodynamic & organic wine tasting
Bored of patronisingly pretentious sommeliers but keen to know more about wine ?! Sarah will host a friendly, interactive wine tasting where you will learn how to taste and navigate the nuances of organic & biodynamic wines. Sarah will be joyfully guiding our palettes and telling us about a special selection of delicious European wines, building our confidence and knowledge as we sip. Because soil health is sexy and environmentally friendly, biodynamic wine drinking is the only way forward! Apéro is a well-known ritual in the Mediterranean, and Sarah's favourite time of day - the perfect way to come together, unwind and socialise before a meal. Please bring a favourite cheese to share with the group and accompany the wine!! Meet your host! Sarah Jones' appreciation of flavours, taste and provenance led her to follow her nose and become one of London’s young female wine specialists focusing on exceptional wines with a sustainable focus. Today Sarah is at the forefront of the best wines that the capital has to offer. Her ability to inform and engage in a friendly and relaxed way makes her the perfect person to teach you about wine in the comfort of your own back yard. Think of a prettier version of Jamie Oliver - the Bish Bash Bosh of wine!
Book this class as a private group!
£55
00

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