World of Wine: Germany, Alsace, Austria & UK
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wines tasting of Alsace, Germany & UK. Time to discover the aromatics of Europe!
REVIEW: "I really looked forward to it every week, the teaching was thorough and with a great sense of humour (pretty essential!), and I learnt a huge amount. Even if my written notes did get a little scrappier towards the end of the tastings each week... Now I feel much more confident choosing wines that I like, and paying a little more from the shop or restaurant as I know it's not a total gamble (now a well-educated guess!)" (jbcoupe via TripAdvisor)
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 Rieslingand 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 English white and an 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: 7
Course Date/Time: Thu 26th Sep 2019 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham