3 Week New World Wine Tour

3 Week New World Wine Tour

The New World - Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa and the USA supplies the vast majority of wine that we drink in the UK. Here is a great chance to drink some of your favourite varieties, but also explore some fascinating alternatives. There is far more to the New World than Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand or Malbec from Argentina (great though they are, and of course they feature on this course).

Our 3-week New World Wine course is an informal and practical introduction to the world of wine for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn a little more about it. The course runs on 3 weekday evenings, starting on Wednesday 24th October, then Wednesday 31st October and finishing on Wednesday 7th November. No previous experience is necessary and the emphasis is upon learning by tasting different varieties of wine.

What will you get from this course?

  • You will taste over 18 wines from 4 continents, and over 15 different grape varieties
  • You will gain a good understanding of the new worlds' major wine regions and the wine styles they produce
  • You will be able to spit, swirl and sniff like a professional, be able to assess a wine and identify faults
  • You will have a basic understanding of how wine is made, the importance of soils & climate and the influence of the winemaker on wine styles
  • The confidence to try lots of new food and wine matches at home
  • You will feel much more comfortable choosing wine and know where to go to find good value wines
  • A whole new wine vocabulary, plus some new friends!

Course Fees

To help spread the cost of the course there is a £35 course fee payable upon booking plus an additional £10 in cash to be paid each evening to cover the cost of wines, water biscuits and other course support materials. This represents excellent value for money, just £21.67 a session, a discount of £10 compared to booking the three evenings separately.

What if can’t make one of the evenings?

Not a problem.  You can either send a substitute, pick up the missed session on the next World of Wine Course, or obtain a credit voucher valid for other Shropshire Wine School courses and tastings. Courses run throughout the year.

Autumn 2018 Course Programme and Dates:

Tastings start on Wednesday 24th October. They start at 7pm and last for approximately 2 hours, ending at 9pm

  • 13th February: Australia & New Zealand - We start "down under" with some familiar wines and some not so familiar.  We also introduce how to taste wine like a professional, no experience necessary.
  • 20th February: South America, Chile & Argentina -  We will explore the diversity of Chile and then hop over the Andes into Argentina to sample their flagship wine - Malbec. Then we will consider how to serve and store wine
  • 27th February: USA & South Africa - we taste our way from California to Cape Town and then spend some time on how to identify common wine faults

Professional ISO tasting glasses, tasting sheets, course support materials, water biscuits and table water are provided at every session

This course is held at the Lion Hotel a wonderful former coaching house located in the centre of Shrewsbury.

Places remaining: 10

Course Date/Time: Wed 13th Feb 2019 at 7.00pm

Duration: 2 hours

Venue: The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury

Event Price: £35.00







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