8 Week Intro Wine Courses

Welcome to the most popular wine course in Tunbridge Wells!

  • become more confident choosing wine
  • explore and discover new favourites
  • meet new people sharing your interest

Our 8 Week World of Wine Course is designed as a practical introduction to the world of wine and runs one evening per week.
It's flexible too in that you can pick up any missed sessions on the next course!

No previous wine experience required – the emphasis is on learning by tasting different wines.

It is a perfect gift for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more in a fun and relaxed environment. Click here to buy an undated Gift Voucher (or book a specific course below and then email for a voucher).

Great value - get one night FREE compared to booking the eight tastings invidividually! I

  • pay £210 course fee for eight tastings
  • this SAVES £30 compared to individual session prices (one night free)

Recent review: "We have just completed the World of Wine course and thoroughly enjoyed it. The course encourages you to be more adventurous and try wines that you wouldn't otherwise give a go. It was a great way to try new wines from new regions. You learn a lot and get practical tips on food pairings and where to buy. Victoria is excellent. It was also fun!" Caroline
(Read full Tripadvisor review here).

WHAT IF I HAVE TO MISS ANY EVENINGS?

No problem - Pick up the missed session on the next 8 Week World of Wine Course. 

WHAT WILL I GET FROM THIS COURSE?

By the end of the 8 evenings:

  • You will have gained a good understanding of the world's major grape varieties and the wine styles they produce
  • You will have been taught to assess and taste wine like a true professional, and be able to identify any faults found in wine (e.g. a corked wine)
  • During the 8 evenings you will have tasted 48 different wines from most of the worlds major wine regions 
  • Food & wine matching will also have given you a lot of confidence to try new wine pairings with your favourite foods
  • You will also have developed your sense of smell and wine vocabulary


Professional ISO tasting glasses, tasting notes and some nibbles to help compare food groups with wine are provided

KEY FEATURES OF THE WORLD OF WINE COURSE

  • Taste over 50 delicious wines in 8 weeks
  • Retail prices of wines tasted will generally be between £6 and £20
  • Discover where to obtain today's best value for money wines.
  • Wine and food matching advice
  • Common wine faults - how to spot them
  • Storing and serving wine advice
  • Taste the world’s major red grape varieties – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Grenache and others
  • Taste the world’s major white grape varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Viognier, Pinot Grigio, Chenin Blanc and others
  • Professional ISO tasting glasses, digital presentations and tasting notes are all provided


COURSE OUTLINE: WEEK BY WEEK 

  • Week 1 - France: the major regions + tasting skills, aromas, grape varieties 
  • Week 2 - Italy: the major wines + how wine is made 
  • Week 3 - Spain & Portugal + the importance of climate and weather 
  • Week 4 - Germany, Austria, UK + principles of wine and food pairing 
  • Week 5 - Australia & New Zealand + understanding wine labels
  • Week 6 - Chile & Argentina + common wine faults
  • Week 7 - USA & South Africa + serving and storing wine
  • Week 8 - Sparkling & Sweet wines + end of course drink

Tastings start at 7pm and run for approx 2 hours, finishing by 9pm. Each week we will examine how different grape varieties, different climates and local wine-making techniques impact on the aromas and flavours of the wine. Through practice and our guidance you will learn how to identify the wine's characteristics - we show you how to taste and appraise wine like a professional. We believe that the best aide to learning about wine is the process of tasting and comparing for yourself and that is exactly what you will have the chance to do in our relaxed and informal setting.  

 

8 Week Introduction to the World of Wine Course

8 Week Introduction to the World of Wine Course :: Tue 4th May 2021

Join us on a jaunt around the globe on Tuesday evenings starting 4th May 2021 as we visit the world's key wine producing countries, tasting everything from Chianti Classico to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Places remaining: 7
Date/Time: 4th May 2021 at 7pm - 9pm
Venue: Hotel du Vin, Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2LY

Price: £210.00
8 Week World of Wine Course

8 Week World of Wine Course :: Tue 7th Sep 2021

Join us on a jaunt around the globe on Tuesday evenings starting 7th Sep 2021 as we visit a variety of wine-making countries, tasting everything from Chianti Classico to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. If

Places remaining: 14
Date/Time: 7th Sep 2021 at 7pm - 9pm
Venue: Hotel du Vin, Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2LY

Price: £210.00

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