Learn how to navigate your way confidently through the bewildering array of wine available today. This comprehensive course provides a basic overview of the wine industry, wine styles and the practical elements of enjoying fine wine.
WEEK ONE: An introduction to the wine industry; Glasses and glass styles; White wine - varieties, winemaking features
Tastings: Riesling and Classic White
WEEK TWO: Understanding "terroir" - climate, soil, water etc; local and international wine tourism; maturation processes including storage and cellaring
Tastings: Chardonnay, Semillon & Sauvignon Blanc
WEEK THREE: Matching Food and Wine; Restaurants and knowledge/service and customer expectations; investigating flavours and nuances
Tastings: Sparkling wines - white & red. Non-alcoholic wines & organic wines
WEEK FOUR: Wine faults and bad wine; Winery/cellar door experiences; Screw caps v corks
Tastings: Rose and Pinot Noir
WEEK FIVE: Marketing and advertising; popular styles of wines and emerging varieties; local wineries and their specialties
Tastings: Merlot and blends
WEEK SIX: Storage of wines and establishing a wine cellar; Wine and health - tips for buying wines
Tastings: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and blends
PLEASE NOTE: there is an additional fee of $90 covering the wines tasted, payable directly to the course tutor on the first night
|Price||$275.00 (GST included)|
|Start date||Monday, 12 February 2018|
|Finish date||Monday, 26 March 2018|
|Sessions||6 sessions of 2 hours|
|Time||7.00pm - 9.00pm|
|Status||3 places are available.|
Please bring a wine glass and tea towel to the course.
NB: There will be no class on 12th March
"Great introduction. Grat atmosphere. Great experience."
"This course has quite changed the way I taste wine." Reuben
'The content was excellent, I learned a lot"
"Michael was very engaging & I learned a lot while having fun. He was excellent." Lisa
"Michael was knowledgeable about the wines, he was engaging and experienced in the wine industry. Great Teacher!"
Address: 184 Phillip Ave, Dickson, ACT 2602