Varndean College

Wine Tasting for Beginners

Varndean College
In Brighton

£70
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Important information

Typology Course
Level Beginner
Location Brighton
Duration 6 Weeks
  • Course
  • Beginner
  • Brighton
  • Duration:
    6 Weeks
Description

This is a course for those who enjoy wine but have little or no previous wine knowledge. Over the six weeks we will look at all the classic grape varieties seeking how to distinguish and describe wines. We will cover navigating restaurant wine lists, when and how to decant wine and how to detect wine faults. Time will also be given for discussion and questions; particularly on the wines tasted.

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Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Brighton
Surrenden Road, BN1 6WQ, East Sussex, England
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Starts On request
Location
Brighton
Surrenden Road, BN1 6WQ, East Sussex, England
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Course programme

Wine Tasting for Beginners
Who is this for?
This is a course for those who enjoy wine but have little or no previous wine knowledge.

What Will I Learn?
The course is designed to improve the enjoyment of wine through learning more about grape varieties and the styles produced in the major wine regions throughout the world. The evenings will be very informal and interactive so places are limited. This will allow for plenty of discussion and questions; particularly on the wines tasted.

Content of the Course
This is a course for those who enjoy wine but have little or no previous wine knowledge. Over the six weeks we will look at all the classic grape varieties seeking how to distinguish and describe wines. We will cover navigating restaurant wine lists, when and how to decant wine and how to detect wine faults. Time will also be given for discussion and questions; particularly on the wines tasted. The tutor has an extensive background inoenology and horticulture and is a recommended tutor with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET).
Please note that an extra payment of £28 for wine and a tasting glass will be collected by the tutor on the first evening.

Equipment Needed
Notepad and pen. An ISO tasting glass will be supplied to each learner.

Work needed to be Done outside of the Classroom
None.

Assessment Details
Over the weeks, we will look at the classic grape varieties and wine components, navigating wine lists and matching with food, when and how to decant wine and detect wine faults. The course will be tutor led by informal lecture and discussion, handouts and wine tasting of 6 wines per week.

What Next?
By the end of the course, you will be able to discuss and select wines with confidence and be able to to take a more formal course such as those run by WSET (Wine and Spirit Educational Trust).

Course Code :: Duration :: Start Day :: Time :: Tutor Fee :: Venue :: Concessions
VX914
6 weeks
23rd September 2009
Wednesday
7:00pm - 9:00pm
David Timmons
£70.00
Varndean College
No

VY915
6 weeks
13th January 2010
Wednesday
7:00pm - 9:00pm
David Timmons
£70.00
Varndean College
No

VZ954
6 weeks
28th April 2010
Wednesday
7:00pm - 9:00pm
David Timmons
£70.00
Varndean College
No

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