World of Wine: Germany, Alsace, Austria & UK
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wines tasting of Alsace, Germany, Austria & UK. Time to discover the aromatics of Europe!
"This was my first wine tasting experience and it lived up to everything that I was expecting and more! Cherie, who took our evening, was an excellent tutor and was able to share her knowledge of the wines in an interesting and engaging way. The wines that we tasted were all excellent and the food that was provided complemented the wines extremely well. As a beginner I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone who has never done wine tasting before." (Rory C via Trip Advisor)
Part One – Alsace
Alsace in eastern France lies on the border of Germany and is as German as it is French in terms of population, architecture and its’ grape varieties. Germanic Riesling and Gewurztraminer are found here side-by-side with French Pinot Blanc and Gris all adding to a small-but-complex wine producing region offering the most aromatic and different styles in comparison to the rest of France. It unusual, its unique, its great. We will try the wonderful Gewurztraminer with the local cheese, Munster, with grated red pepper and honey.
Part Two – Germany, Austria & UK
Forget Germany of the past (wine-wise). The UK used to be inundated with mainly sweet, sugary wines from Germany (e.g. Liebfraumilch) but now is dominated by dry, acidic and mineral-led wines from Riesling, Pinot Blanc (Weissburgunder) and Pinot Gris (Grauburgunder) and the complex and wondrous Pinot Noirs (Spatburgunder). It’s a country with a well-guarded secret of amazing wines, something we’ll have to investigate. We'll also try a dry up-and-coming English white and a tasty Austrian Gruner Veltliner.
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: Thu 12th Nov 2020 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham