Georgian and Lebanese Wine - Online
A new era is dawning for everyone involved in classrooms and events. Using modern technology, we can enjoy learning about our favourite wines (and gin) from the comfort and safety of our own homes. This has the added advantage that nobody needs to be the “designated driver”. Using Zoom video conferencing is just like being in the room with Gary, who will, as ever educate, inform and entertain you for about an hour.
All sessions will be recorded and if you can't attend at the last minute just let us know so you can go through the event at your convenience later.
Why not invite your friends to make it a truly social experience?
Tonight we visit a country that is one of the oldest of wine produces and uses a technique that has almost been forgotten that is now enjoying a revival.
Georgia, formerly part of the Soviet Union, has a history of wine making stretching back thousands of years. They have maintained the traditional white wine production method almost universally abandoned in other countries, keeping the grape skins in contact with the grape juice for six months. The result is a unique style of wine – “Orange Wine”, neither white nor red, not even rosé, but orange in colour and with a little bit of tannin. The grape varieties used are indigenous to Georgia and not grown anywhere else. A truly fascinating wine.
Then, we travel to a country very much in the news for all the wrong reasons – Lebanon. In 1930, a Frenchman named Gaston Hochar set up Chateau Musar in the Bekaa valley and over the years this producer has really put Lebanese wine on the map. Tonight we sample what is effectively their “second wine” Chateau Musar Jeune Red, using their young vines. This wine, whilst grown in Lebanon is very much French in style.
All YOU have to do is purchase a ticket from the Shropshire Wine School website by clicking the "BOOK" button below, as you would normally. A ticket entitles ALL members of your household to join in. There is no need to buy one ticket per person. Once your ticket purchased, you will receive a confirmation email with your ZOOM web link and password 2 days before the event itself.
For the wines you have a choice. You are welcome to pop out and buy wines of this style from wherever you usually buy wine from. Alternatively, we have teamed up with Momentum Wines of Oswestry who can supply the exact same wine as I will be uncorking.
• Romanian Orange Wine - Teliani Valley Kakhuri No 8 2019
• Lebanon – Chateau Musar Jeune Red 2018
Please let us know if you’d like Momentum wines to contact you to supply these wines to you.
This session is part our Eastern Mediterranean & Balkans course. Buy all four weeks together and save £10.
Places remaining: 12
Course Date/Time: Wed 16th Sep 2020 at 7.30pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Venue: Online - Zoom (Link Sent By Email)