Saturday Introduction to Wine,with Champagne and lunch (Colchester)

Saturday Introduction to Wine,with Champagne and lunch (Colchester)

Join us for an Introduction to Wine in a day course. 11:00am to 4:00pm, with a 2 course lunch & Champagne.

  • Like wine but not sure why?
  • Want to discover new wines & grape varieties?
  • Confused about which wine to drink with what food?
  • If you are interested in wine and fancy learning why certain varieties have different tastes and how they flavour of wine changes depending on where in the world it comes from then this is the course for you.
  • Come and enjoy a friendly, informal and fun wine tasting journey incorporating 10 wines from around the world. No previous experience necessary!

A glass of Champagne on arrival and a delicious 2-course lunch are included in the price.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to the Worlds major wine regions
  • New World Wines (Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, California) vs Old World Classics (France, Italy, & Spain)
  • Major Red Grape Varieties – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo & others.
  • Major White Grape Varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, & others.
  • How wine is made - grapes, fermentation and ageing
  • Two-course lunch
  • How to taste wines like a professional – aroma, flavours, describing wines
  • Recognising elements of wine - tannin, acidity, oak
  • Tutored Tasting of 10 Wines
  • The effect of climate on the taste of wine
  • Which wines to buy, where to obtain the best value for money, storing & serving wine, understanding wine labels
  • Food & Wine Matching tips & advice

These days make excellent Christmas or birthday gifts:

Gift voucher for ONE (valid any date)
Gift voucher for TWO (valid any date)


1100 - 1300: Morning session incl Champagne

1300 – 1345: 2 course Lunch included.

1345 – 1600: Afternoon session

Places remaining: 14

Course Date/Time: Sat 27th Nov 2021 at 11am-4pm

Duration: 5 Hours

Venue: The North Hill Hotel, 51 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1PY

Event Price: £85.00







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