World of Wine: Spain, Portugal & Italy (Colchester)
WORLD OF WINE - Explore Spain, Portugal & Italy
It's time to take a closer look at Iberian wine-making! There are so many changes going on in Spain and Portugal, these two countries have increasingly grabbed attention in the wine world.
There is more to Portugal than just Port! The cool areas on the north-west coast produce some intriguing white wines, while in the Douro Valley they have been exploiting the Port grapes to make robust, ripe, chocolatey table wines - often some of Europe's best value reds! And in the south we find Ribetajo, Alentejo and the Algarve, all capable of producing interesting and complex wines.
Spain also makes some interesting white wines such as fragrant Albarino from Galicia, with a peachy soft juiciness reminiscent of Chardonnay balanced by the crisp finish of a Sauvignon Blanc. And when it comes to reds does Rioja still rule the roost or can the region of Ribera del Duero knock it off its perch?
Some of the best Italian wines come from the big three regions – Tuscany, Piedmont and Veneto where famous name wines such as Barolo, Amarone and Chianti are produced. There have also been big improvements in quality in the wines from Abruzzo, Puglia and Sicily giving more to explore. We wioll be tasting two wines from this amazing wine producing country
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 13th Mar 2019 at 7pm to 9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: The North Hill Hotel, 51 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1PY