4 Week Comparison Course: France v New World
Commences 23rd Jan 2019 over four consecutive Wednesdays.
This fascinating course will focus on the classic wine regions of France and compare them against the best of the New World. Join us each evening as we taste several pairs of wines, made from the same grape variety but from different countries. Do you think you can tell the difference between Syrah from the south of France and Shiraz from the Barossa Valley? By the end of the course you will be able too! We will compare Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay and more from the best locations and producers from France and the New World.
It is only when you taste these wines together that the differences really stand out. The comparisons can bring some amazing insights into wine styles. We will taste wines from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, California, and compare them with wines from the Loire, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhone, Alsace and Champagne.
Course Programme (4 sessions - all Wednesdays):
- 23rd Jan 2019 - Burgundy & Champagne vs - looking at Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
- 30th Jan 2019 - Bordeaux vs - looking at Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc (red, dry white and sweet white wines will be tasted)
- 6th Feb 2019 - Loire vs - looking at Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc
- 13th Feb 2019 - Rhone and Alsace vs - looking at Grenache, Syrah and Riesling
All in all a fantastic opportunity to taste 25-30 exciting wines and discover those you like best. Challenge the way you think about wine - forever!
Professional ISO tasting glasses, comprehensive tasting notes and canapes/cheeses/nibbles are all provided.
Course Fee Structure:
The total course fee is £105. As a way of spreading out the cost, we ask for £65 payment on booking and then £10 in cash each evening. (This works out at approximately £25 per evening, usual cost if you booked on a single evening is normally approximately £30 per evening).
Places remaining: 18
Course Date/Time: Wed 23rd Jan 2019 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours for 4 weeks
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham