4 Week Comparison course: France v New World
Starts Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - 4 weeks - each Tuesday evening at 7pm
This fascinating course will focus on the classic wine regions of France and compares them against the best of the New World. Join us each evening as we taste several pairs of wines made from the same grape variety, but from different countries. Do you think you can tell the difference between Syrah from the south of France and Shiraz from the Barossa Valley? By the end of the course you will be able to! We will compare Cabernet, Syrah/Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay and more from the best locations and producers from France and the New World.
It is only when you taste these wines together that the differences really stand out, and the comparisons can bring some amazing insights into wine styles. We will taste wines from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, California, and compare them to wine from Loire, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhone and Alsace.
Course Programme (4 sessions - all Tuesdays):
- 3rd Mar - Burgundy & Champagne versus - looking at Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
- 10th Mar - Bordeaux versus - looking at Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc
- 17th Mar - Loire versus - looking at Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc
- 24th Mar - Rhone/Alsace versus - looking at Grenache, Shiraz and Riesling
All in all a fantastic opportunity to taste over 25 exciting wines and discover those you like best. Challenge the way you think about wine - for ever!
Recent Course Feedback:
"My husband and I attended Sussex Wine School's 8 week course earlier this year and thoroughly enjoyed the experience- so much so that we immediately signed up for the 4 week France v New World course. We learnt so much about wines from all over the world in a relaxed atmosphere and met some really lovely people (not to mention the fabulous wines for tasting!). I cannot recommend this course highly enough!" Amanda
Professional ISO tasting glasses, comprehensive tasting notes and some food are all provided.
Please Note: There is a charge for the cost of the wine (in addition to the £60 course fee) of £10 per evening payable on the night. This helps to spread the cost of the course.
Places remaining: 14
Course Date/Time: Tue 3rd Mar 2020 at 7pm-9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Hotel du Vin, Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2LY