4 Week Course - Good, Better, Best
This four week course will explore the different types and price points within a specific category of wine.
We will compare and contrast inexpensive supermarket wine with premium branded versions of the same grape. Is Cloudy Bay™ really that much better than another New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc priced at £5.99? This is your chance to find out, so if you love New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc this is your chance to taste this iconic wine, along with two others from the UK’s most popular white grape variety.
Similarly, we will look at the phenomenon that is Argentinian Malbec. A very popular type of wine it varies hugely in price from as little as £5.99 to £15-20. We will compare three Malbec’s from an “entry level” to a very serious grown up Malbec.
We will also explore the hierarchy of wines within such famous areas as Chianti, Rioja, Bordeaux and the Rhône valley. We will compare and contrast the “entry level” wines from these areas with their more famous (and much more expensive) “big brothers”.
For example, in Rioja we will taste the three main styles - Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva.
Over the course of the four weeks we will sample such iconic wine styles as Chateauneuf du Pape, Chinati Classico Riserva, St Estephe, Pouilly-Fuissé and Mosel Riesling Spätlese
Retail prices of wines will be from £6 to over £20
A course fee of £55 is payable when booking, this reserves your seat on the course. In addition there is a £10 charge payable on each evening to cover the cost of wine, water biscuits and materials. This spreads the cost of the course over the 4 weeks. The total course cost is £95 a saving of 20% vs if you booked each evening separately.
What if I can’t make one of the evenings?
Not a problem. You can either send a substitute, or obtain a credit voucher valid for other Shropshire Wine School courses and tastings. Courses run throughout the year.
Spring 2019 Course Programme and Dates:
Tastings run on 4 Wednesday evenings. They start at 7pm and last for approximately 2 hours, ending at 9pm
- 17th April: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc & Chianti - Three NZ Sauvignons including Cloudy Bay™ and three of Italy's most famous wines, including Chianti Classico Riserva.
- 24th April: White Burgundy & Argentinian Malbec - Three classic French Chardonnay's from its home region including a Pouilly-Fuissé and then were onto three big juicy Malbec's.
- 1st May: German Riesling & Rhone Valley - German wine is a well-kept secret due to the reputation of things like Liebfraumilch. Here we taste REAL German wine, all from the king of white grapes - Riesling. We will sample QbA, Kabinett and Spätlese styles. Then as a complete contrast we head to the Rhône valley to sample three big beefy reds including Chateauneuf du Pape
- 8th May: Bordeaux & Rioja: We end our course with two of the most famous areas in the world of wine. In Bordeaux we taste three wines from entry level up to famous Médoc village wine from Saint-Estèphe. In Rioja we sample the three styles of Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva - all from top Bodegas.
Places remaining: 11
Course Date/Time: Wed 17th Apr 2019 at 7.00-9.00pm
Duration: 2 Hours
Venue: The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury