World of Wine: Sparkling & Sweet Wines
Join us on a Wonderful World of Wine tasting on decadent sparkling and indulgent sweet wines. This superb tasting includes food & wine matching throughout.
99% of our reviews on TripAdvisor are rated five-star: "The class was focused Sparkling wines, champagne and sweet wines. There was a range of spanish, french and even english fizz, to tantalise the taste buds.The session was informative, the selection of wines were well chosen and the nibbles were also well suited to the wines.The lady who led the sessions was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Her presentation flowed seamlessly, and I felt like I left the session with an enhanced wine knowledge! Would definitely return, there are a broad range of classes to satisfy every palette! (Carly A, Aug 2016, via TripAdvisor)
Part One: Champagne & Sparkling Wines
Here we shall look at the various types of sparkling wine produced from two major methods (the traditional and tank methods) and match them with simple food. Of course we’ll taste Champagne, but we’ll compare an inexpensive (for Champagne) style against a vintage style. In addition we find very decent and affordable fizz in the new world which is extremely worth factoring in as a comparison. And what about English sparkling wine which is made exactly the same way as Champagne? Tank method sparklers include the underrated Asti and the ever-popular Prosecco - both worth investigating.
Part Two: Sweet Wines
Dessert wines are created from a myriad of various methods ultimately producing a complex range of styles. We’ll learn about the classic noble-rot style with plenty of examples to select from such as Sauternes, Chaume and the Hungarian regal classic, Tokaji. In addition we'll taste the full-bodied Port style and to cap it all off the ultra-sweet Sherry, Pedro-Ximenez, tasted then poured over vanilla ice-cream… delicious!
All tastings include; minimum of 6 wines sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, full tasting notes, tasting sheet, use of professional tastings glasses and nibbles.
Places remaining: 10
Course Date/Time: Tue 20th Aug 2019 at 7pm
Duration: 2.5 hours
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham