Wine Tasting & Education

Have you just started to drink wine? Or maybe you have enjoyed wine for a while and want to learn a little more? Learn how we perceive wine and understand why you like the wines you do. Recognise the differences in varieties and styles, faults and causes. We will cover tasting wine and develop a wine vocabulary. You will gain an understanding of wine ageing, storage, decanting, food matching and winemaking processes. We will discuss the history of wine, and the effects of regions and climate on wine, during this 4 week course.

Each two-hour session will involve a brief lecture on various wine topics, wine tastings, discussion, questions and feedback.

Included in course cost:

  • All wines to be tasted and handout notes.

Course Outline:

  • Session 1: Introduction, Course Outline, Sensory Perception of Wine, Describing Wine, Wine Tasting Method. Tasting – Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Fortified Wines
  • Session 2: History of Wine, Wine Naming Conventions, Wine Label Information, Wine Ageing Process, Wine Storage. Tasting – Riesling, Semillon and Dessert Wines
  • Session 3: Wine Regions, Vintage Variation, Wine Tasting Order, Wine Faults, Still Table Wine Processes, Varieties Used for Rose. Tasting – Rose, Shiraz and Grenache
  • Session 4: Sparkling Wine Processes, Varieties Used for Sparkling Wine, Wine Blends, Wine Temperature, Wine Trends, Food and Wine Matching. Tasting – Sparkling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

What to bring:

  • 600mls of water and an apple to each session

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.