8-Week World of Wine Tour £175

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wine!

Our 'World of Wine Course' runs one evening per week for 8 weeks and is designed as a practical introduction to the world of wine. It is structured for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about it in a fun and relaxed environment. You need no previous experience – the emphasis is on learning by your own experience of tasting the different varieties of wine. It is also a great way to meet new friends who share your enjoyment of wine.

The course fee includes the cost of ALL wine, food and materials - fantastic value!

This 8-week Wine Course can also be purchased as a gift - perfect for birthdays and special anniversaries!

WHAT IF I HAVE TO MISS ANY EVENINGS?

No problem - Pick up the missed session on the next World of Wine Course, or get a credit you can use for any of our wine courses or wine tastings. Courses run throughout the year - more dates announced soon.

WHAT WILL I GET FROM THIS COURSE?

By the end of the 8 evenings:

  • You will have gained a good understanding of the world's major grape varieties and the wine styles they produce
  • You will have been taught to assess and taste wine like a true professional, and be able to identify any faults found in wine (e.g. a corked wine)
  • During the 8 evenings we will have tasted wines from most of the worlds major wine regions (tasting approx 60 wines)
  • Food & wine matching will also have given you a lot of confidence to try new wine pairings with your favourite foods
  • You will also have developed your sense of smell and wine vocabulary

Professional ISO tasting glasses, comprehensive tasting notes and some nibbles to help compare food groups with wine are provided

KEY FEATURES OF THE WORLD OF WINE COURSE

  • Taste over 50 delicious wines in 8 weeks
  • Retail prices of wines tasted will generally be between £7 and £20
  • Discover where to obtain today's best value for money wines.
  • Wine and food matching advice
  • Common wine faults - how to spot them
  • Storing and serving wine advice
  • How to be a better wine shopper - where to buy your wines
  • Taste the world’s major red grape varieties – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Grenache and others
  • Taste the world’s major white grape varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Viognier, Pinot Grigio, Chenin Blanc and others
  • Professional ISO tasting glasses, tasting notes and course notes are all provided

COURSE OUTLINE: WEEK BY WEEK

(courses can be booked individually, but booking the whole 8 week course offers the best value for money)

  • France (Bordeaux, Rhone Valley and South of France)
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • France (Burgundy and Loire Valley)
  • Chile and Argentina
  • Spain and Portugal
  • USA and South Africa
  • Italy
  • Champagne, Sparkling and Fish and Chips night

Tastings start at 7pm and run for approx 2 hours, finishing 9pm.

Each week we will examine how different grape varieties, different climates and local wine-making techniques impact on the aromas and flavours of the wine. Through practice and our guidance you will learn how to identify the wine's characteristics - we show you how to taste and appraise wine like a professional. We believe that the best aide to learning about wine is the process of tasting and comparing for yourself and that is exactly what you will have the chance to do in our relaxed and informal setting.

8 Week World of Wine Course - Bristol

8 Week World of Wine Course - Bristol :: Thu 1st Feb 2018

Join us on a 2-month jaunt across the globe as we visit a variety of wine-making countries, tasting everything from Chianti Classico to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc as we go. If you

Places remaining: 11
Date/Time: 1st Feb 2018 at 7pm - 9pm
Venue: Bristol Royal Navy Volunteer

Price: £175.00
Explore Bordeaux, Rhone and South of France - Bristol

Explore Bordeaux, Rhone and South of France - Bristol :: Thu 1st Feb 2018

Welcome to the world of South and West French wine... ...filled with rich, spicy and warming reds made from the noble varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Grenache and Syrah.  Join us

Places remaining: 9
Date/Time: 1st Feb 2018 at 7pm - 9pm
Venue: The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, 17-18 King Street, Bristol BS1 4EF

Price: £30.00
Explore Australia and New Zealand - Bristol

Explore Australia and New Zealand - Bristol :: Thu 8th Feb 2018

A great night of wine tasting from Down Under If you thought Australian viticulture was all about big brands and jammy, over-alcoholic wines, then come along and let us change your

Places remaining: 11
Date/Time: 8th Feb 2018 at 7pm - 9pm
Venue: The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, 17-18 King Street, Bristol BS1 4EF

Price: £30.00
Explore Burgundy and Loire - Bristol

Explore Burgundy and Loire - Bristol :: Thu 15th Feb 2018

A tour through two of France's most well loved regions. We will explore the elegant, crisp and aromatic whites of the Loire - often referred to as the 'garden of France'

Places remaining: 15
Date/Time: 15th Feb 2018 at 7pm - 9pm
Venue: The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, 17-18 King Street, Bristol BS1 4EF

Price: £30.00
Explore Chile and Argentina - Bristol

Explore Chile and Argentina - Bristol :: Thu 22nd Feb 2018

Welcome to South America evening! Whilst there are many similarities to the modern success stories that are Chilean and Argentinian wine, these countries have very different approaches to their wine making

Places remaining: 15
Date/Time: 22nd Feb 2018 at 7pm - 9pm
Venue: The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, 17-18 King Street, Bristol BS1 4EF

Price: £30.00
Explore Italy - Bristol

Explore Italy - Bristol :: Thu 1st Mar 2018

Welcome to the wonderful World of Wine tasting taking a good look at Italy. Italy is a nation that loves its food and accompanies it with many exciting wines. Some

Places remaining: 15
Date/Time: 1st Mar 2018 at 7pm - 9pm
Venue: The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, 17-18 King Street, Bristol BS1 4EF

Price: £30.00
Explore Spain and Portugal - Bristol

Explore Spain and Portugal - Bristol :: Thu 8th Mar 2018

It's time to take a closer look at Iberian wine-making! There are so many changes going on in Spain and Portugal. These two countries have increasingly grabbed attention in the

Places remaining: 15
Date/Time: 8th Mar 2018 at 7pm - 9pm
Venue: The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, 17-18 King Street, Bristol BS1 4EF

Price: £30.00
Explore USA and South Africa - Bristol

Explore USA and South Africa - Bristol :: Thu 15th Mar 2018

Join us for an evening of spectacular New World showstoppers! South Africa is has a long and distinguished history of wine production going back over 400 years- it is a

Places remaining: 13
Date/Time: 15th Mar 2018 at 7pm - 9pm
Venue: The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, 17-18 King Street, Bristol BS1 4EF

Price: £30.00
Champagne, Sparkling and Fish & Chips night - Bristol

Champagne, Sparkling and Fish & Chips night - Bristol :: Thu 22nd Mar 2018

Come enjoy a decadent evening of fine sparkling wine at the Catch 22 fish and chip restaurant in Bristol! This tasting explores at least 6 different types of sparkling wine as well as a fish &

Places remaining: 15
Date/Time: 22nd Mar 2018 at 7pm - 9pm
Venue: Catch 22

Price: £40.00
Explore Bordeaux, Rhone and Languedoc - Bath

Explore Bordeaux, Rhone and Languedoc - Bath :: Thu 3rd May 2018

Welcome to the world of South and West French wine... ...filled with rich, spicy and warming reds made from the noble varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Grenache and Syrah.  Join us as

Places remaining: 15
Date/Time: 3rd May 2018 at 7pm - 9pm
Venue: Miller and Carter, Bath, BA1 1DE

Price: £30.00

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