Course: Introduction to wine
Wednesday January 31st, February 7-14-21 and 28th 2018
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 February 6th 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 : characteristics of 10 red grape varieties
Tuesday February 20th 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 – Sparkling vs Champagne
Tuesday March 20th 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.
WORKSHOP 4 – The amazing Rhône Valley wines
Tuesday April 17th 2018
The Rhône Valley produces outstanding red wines (Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Hermitage, Côte-Rôtie…) and surprising whites (Hermitage, Condrieu…). It also offers superb value wines. Come discover, the history, appellations and numerous grape varieties that craft these often neglected high quality Rhône wines. Tasting of 4 wines to better understand the many terroirs of the Rhône.
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.
WORKSHOP 5 – Rosé wine Styles
Tuesday May 15th 2018
Rosé wines : in this worshop we explain the various styles of rosé wines. We also cover the service of rosés, which includes glassware, service temperatures and the best food pairings with this increasingly popular wine. This workshop should help you better appreciate rosé wines for the upcoming summer months. With tasting of 4 styles of rosés.