Understanding Wine – Long Course
A course for the enthusiast who wants to discover more about wine
5 weeks, 2 hours per session
This is a course for people who enjoy drinking wine and aspire to learn more about what they’re tasting, smelling and experiencing. Over the course of 5 weeks, you’ll explore a range of wine styles, varieties, blends, and regions as our educators guide you through how to swirl, sniff and taste like a professional.
By course end, you’ll understand more about aroma and taste and you’ll know how to express it. You will gain confidence as a wine consumer and have fun with like-minded people in a relaxed and informal setting at the National Wine Centre. This course is ideal for those starting out in the hospitality or wine industry.
Week 1 – Introduction to tasting. Recognising wine faults. An introduction to wine styles and their differences. Food & wine matching principles
Week 2 – White wines, 8-10 wines tasted
Week 3 – Red wines, 8 –10 wines tasted
Week 4 – Sparkling wines, 8 wines tasted
Week 5 – Fortified wines and wine options quiz
To find out more about our Understanding Wine Course and the other courses we offer, visit our website and book yourself into a class today!