World Of Wine: Australia, New Zealand & South Africa (Colchester)
Join us this Spring for this tasting of some delicious Australian, New Zealand & South African wines.
Australia is home to varied and very different wine-making regions. From the hot Barossa Valley which produces rich, chocolatey and peppery Barossa Shiraz to the cooler Margaret River which produces elegant Cabernets and Sauvignon Blancs. From deliciously crisp, dry Rieslings made in Clare/Eden Valleys to rich, honeyed Semillons from Victoria and Hunter valley. The variations are endless. Regionality is the new buzzword in Australian wine ! In this tasting we show you why this is the case, with great wines from some of the coolest locations in OZ!
New Zealand is home to New World Sauvignon Blanc, but there is so much more to these 2 islands than that!
South Island also produces some wonderful Pinot Noirs, whilst the warmer climate of North Island is home to delicious Riesling and Gewürztraminer, a fuller, softer, riper, white wines.
South Africa - How many other New World countries can boast their own grape variety? Pinotage is South Africa's very own 'marmite' grape (people eithe love it or hate it!), with its smooth, smokey, mocha-spiced flavours it certainly packs a punch in the mouth! Increasingly, South Africa is also making waves with its elegant, mineral-filled, crisp whites from the Loire varieties of Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc grown around the ocean-buffeted tip of the southern cape. South Africa's uniquely long history of winemaking outside of Europe, makes it a fascinating country to come and taste your way around!
Note, this evening can be booked on its own or as part of our core 4 Week World of Wine Tour
The 4-week course is flexible, so if you have to skip an evening you can pick it up next time).
All tastings include; minimum of 6 wines sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, full tasting notes, tasting sheet and use of professional tasting glasses.
This evening makes a great present and can be bought as a Gift Voucher valid for 2 years!
Places remaining: 12
Course Date/Time: Wed 27th Mar 2019 at 7pm - 9pm
Duration: 2 Hours
Venue: The North Hill Hotel, 51 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1PY