An eight week course – every Wednesday from September 24th to 19th November – 7.00 pm – 9pm.
This is a gentle introduction into the world of wine in a fun and informative way. You will explore the main wine grapes and their vineyard homelands from around the world and taste your way through a range of sumptuous wines which express history, tradition and the latest innovative techniques.
You will taste six wines per evening. The course will take place at the historic premises of Edward Sheldon Wine Merchants in Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, for eight weeks. All you need to bring is your tastebuds.
An outline of the course is as follows:-
Week 1- How to smell and taste wine while examining storage, ageing potential and faults.
Week 2 -Matching food and wine
Week 3 -The Aromatics (white grapes): Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris
Week 4 – The Great Survivors (white grapes): Chardonnay, Riesling and Chenin Blanc
Week 5 – The Lightweights (red grapes): Pinot Noir, Sangiovese and Tempranillo
Week 6 – The Heavyweights (red grapes): Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah
Week 7 – The New Kids on the Block (white and red grapes): Viognier, Verdelho, Zinfandel and Carmenere
Week 8 – Bubbles and Sweeties: Champagne, Sparkling and Dessert Wines
One evening a week – 7.00pm – 9.00pm (2 hours) every wednesday for a total of eight weeks.
The course starts on Wednesday September 24th and finishes on Wednesday 19th November
(No course on Wednesday 29th October)
The cost of the course is £120.00 with everything included. All you need to bring is your tastebuds!
To book your place, call into the shop in Shipston-on-Stour, telephone or email as below: