World of Wine: Sparkling & Sweet Wines
SORRY SOLD OUT Join us on a Wonderful World of Wine tasting on decadent sparkling and indulgent sweet wines.
This tasting includes food & wine matching throughout.
Part One – Champagne & Sparkling Wines
‘The most prestigious side of the industry, led by the delicious Champagne’ – Jimmy
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
‘Rich, textured, complex and fascinating; perfect to cap off a meal and a Wonderful World of Wine course’ – Jimmy
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 Available: 0
Course Date/Time: Wed 15th May 2013 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: The Wine Cellars