Burgundy wines are said to be the best money can buyÂ, and are often the favourites of many wine enthusiasts. This course will guide you through the fascinating world of Burgundy wines by introducing you to the regionÂs distinctive terroirs, grape varieties, classifications, wine-making methods and wine trading practice.
Bordeaux is probably the most eminent wine region in France, if not in the world. This course will unveil the highly coveted yet fascinating world of Bordeaux wines by introducing you to the regionÃ¢ÂÂs distinctive terroirs, labels, grape varieties, wine-making methods and wine trading practice.
This course provides the perfect opportunity for you to understand the various styles of fizz (Champagne, Cramant, Prosecco, Asti, Cava etc.) and learn about how the different techniques employed can affect the flavour and the price of the bubbly in a glass!
ThereÃ¢ÂÂs nothing better in life than having a delightful meal and the perfect wine to pair with the food. This course will introduce you to some of the tried-and-tested combinations, and explain the basic principles of food and wine pairing.
This full-day wine course teaches you how to decipher a wine label, be it in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese! The course also introduces you to the most important varieties, regions and appellations in the Old World.
This is a comprehensive workshop exploring all aspects of wine at the beginnerÃ¢ÂÂs level: from tips on serving and storing wine, to basic grape varieties, wine styles and wine regions, as well as general food and wine pairing tips. This course is designed to equip you with all you need to know to embark on your journey of wine.
Are you worried about all the "E"-numbers and sulphites in your wine? "Natural Wine" is a movement promoting wine made with minimal chemical and technological intervention, advocated by Isabelle Legeron MW (Frances first female Master of Wine) who is dubbed by Drinks Business as "one of the 50 most powerful women in wine". Come and taste wines you haven’t had before!! 100% natural!! including Georgian amber wine from where it all started 8000 years ago. Our natural wine expert Leona De Pasquale, who translated Legerons influential book "Natural Wine: An Introduction to Organic and Biodynamic Wines Made Naturally", will explain what the movement is all about. As a fully qualified WSET educator, she will walk us through some of the wines with guided tastings of 6 natural/organic/biodynamic wines in an informal and humorous style. Do not worry, we will not be stuffy!
Sake Myths Debunked! Saké has become a trendy drink as high-end hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants worldwide are adding this food-friendly tipple to their menus. It is as versatile and complex as wine, and there are tens of thousands of sakés produced in Japan. If you’ve tried one and didn’t like it, then the chances are you might find another one that you do like! A few "sake myths"... Myth 1: Sake is highly alcoholic? Wrong! Most Japanese sakes have an alcohol level of around 14-18% only, a level comparable to grape wine. Myth 2: Sake is always drunk hot? Not really! Different sakes are served at different temperatures (from 0°C all the way up to 55°C+) depending on the characteristics and flavour profiles of the sake. Myth 3: Sake only goes with Japanese food? Not necessarily! Sake can complement food (Japanese or not) just as well as wine. It is also an excellent drink to be enjoyed on its own. And if you are sensitive to sulphites and other additives, rest assured that only rice, koji, yeast and water are used in the production of most sakés. No wonder, then, that this national drink of Japan is growing in popularity. In the workshop Understanding Saké, a sake expert from VSF Wine Education will demystify the wonderful world of this Japanese tipple in an informal and humorous manner. What you can expect: 6 x different styles of saké (Junmai Daiginjo, Ginjo, Nama, Futsushu, Honjozo, Umeshu) 1 x tasting plate to highlight specific characteristics in each saké What you will learn: How saké is made The meaning behind saké quality grades and styles The customs and traditions associated with drinking saké How food pairings can complement or change your perception of a saké’s flavour The proper way to taste saké and how to choose bottles that best suit your taste Level: Beginner (no prior knowledge is required) Style: Guided Saké Tasting Food Served: Guided Tasting Plate Good for: Saké Enthusiasts, Saké Curious, Food Pairing Education You can also purchase your newly found favourite saké at discounted prices (10% off) during the event. Whether you are a saké enthusiast or an absolute beginner, this is a great chance for you to taste different styles of saké hailing from Japan in one go!