Course: Italy, l’Oenotria
May 2 – 9 & 16 2018
Come discover the number one wine producing country of the planet. We will cover history, grape varieties, reputed wines and appellations of the 20 fascinating wine regions of Italy. A tasing of three wines will be served every evening.
Course: Introduction to wine
Wednesdays Sept 26th and October 3 – 10 – 17 – 24
The Intro course will help you better understand wine by covering the major steps of winemaking, its raw material (vine and grape), the art of tasting and its vocabulary, the service of wine including glassware and cellaring. We will also discuss the most important international grape varieties, wine categories, wine and food pairings and obviously taste three (3) wines every evening.
Workshop 1 – The art of tasting
Tuesday October 16th 2018
The art of tasting : Come discover how to taste wines. Understand what to look, smell and taste for ! Increased vocabulary will facilatate communicating your opinion. See how easy the art of tasting becomes with simple basic information. With better knowledge of wine tasting and its vocabulary, comes highten appreciation and enjoyment. Tasting of 4 wines : 2 whites and 2 reds.
WORKSHOP 2 – Red Grape Varieties
Red grape varieties : characteristics of 10 red grape varieties
Tuesday November 6th 2018
Red grape varieties : characteristics of 10 red grape varieties : in this workshop we analyze the different characteristics and aging potential of ten (10) well known and reputed red varieties. Tasting of 4 red wines from different grape varieties. Example : cabernet sauvignon, syrah, sangiovese and pinot noir.
WORKSHOP 3 – Wine & Food Pairings
Wine and food pairings technique
Tuesday November 27th 2018
This workshop is a presentation of a simple and easy to apply pairing technique that will help you create better wine and food matches. Also covered are mistakes to avoid, classic pairings and a few tricks for increased compatability. A tasting of 3 wines with food pairings.
WORKSHOP 3 – Sparkling vs Champagne
Tuesday December 11th 2018
Sparkling wines are very trendy. In this workshop we explain the differences between the many types of sparkling wines produced in the wine world. Sparkling vs Champagne? Is Champagne really in a class of its own? The winemaking techniques and styles of sparkling/Champagne wines will be explained. Come discover these effervescent wines and better understand why they are so popular/trendy. Tasting of 3 sparkling wines including a Champagne
Course : Wines of France Block 1
Wednesdays Nov 28th and December 5th and 12th
We will cover history, grape varieties, appellations, classifications and vintages from these reputed French wine regions. A tasing of three wines will be served every evening.