ONLINE 2 Week Discover the Loire and Duero Valleys
Join us for a virtual 2 week course focussing on the wines of the Loire Valley in France and the Duero Valley in Spain. Over two Friday evenings, we’ll select 6 superb wines that will being the wine styles of these two important river valley wine areas to life.
We’ll explore the history, terroir, key producers and wine styles of the lower Loire (Muscadet), middle Loire (Anjou-Saumur, Touraine) and Central Vineyards (Sancerre, Pouilly Fume) and then the huge Duero river basin (Rueda, Toro, Ribera del Duero and more). With each regoion we will give you a feel for what is happening on the ground and future trends to look out for, lead you through a professional presentation & tasting of the wines, and send you the specific food pairings so that you can prepare simple dishes in advance, and taste them live with us!
It’s a great way to enjoy a foodie night in with great wines to match the dishes, discover new wines and regions; learn a huge amount and – most importantly – have a wonderfully relaxed, fun and informal food & wine experience.
Tutors: Jonny and Victoria
What is included:
- A 50 min presentation via a link with great images, photos, video links
- A wine pack of six wines, three each evening.
- Food & wine pairing ideas specific to each wine so you can eat along with the wines
- Menetou-Salon Morogues, Henry Pellé - Loire
- Attention Chenin Mechant, Domaine Nicolas Reau - Loire
- Saumur-Champigny, Domaine des Roches Neuves - Loire
- Martinsancho, Rueda, Verdejo
- Alfredo Maestro, "Almate" Tinto Joven
- Bodegas Fuentenarro, Ribera Del Duero Crianza
COURSE DATES (Each of the 2 sessions begins at 7pm and will last approx 50 minutes):
- Friday 15th Jan 2021
- Friday 22nd Jan 2021
£30 for BOTH online sessions
The optional taster case from Les Caves de Pyrenees selected by us to accompany the course contains 6 x full sized 75cl bottles. The six bottle case costs £90 inc national delivery (discounted by over 15%). Please buy your case directly from Les Caves at this link and allow 3-4 days for delivery.
Simply book your spaces if you want to participate and we'll send you joining instructions for the online tasting. We are using Clickmeeting which has been working very well for our online tastings since April. No software download needed.
As this is a virtual tasting the access is for one computer screen or mobile device or tablet.
You will be opening 3 bottles for the event and we will send wine preservation instructions so you can continue to enjoy them over the following days.
No previous wine tasting experience required - just come and join in the fun and develop your knowledge and tasting skills.
See you in the online classroom!
Places remaining: 5
Course Date/Time: Fri 15th Jan 2021 at 7pm-8pm
Duration: 1 hour