Workshop – Sparkling wines and Champagne
Tuesday December 10th 2019
Effervescent wines are quite trendy ! In this workshop we will explain the different styles of sparkling wines produced around the world and the differences between the many sparklers and Champagne. Is Champagne really in a category of its own ? The different methods to elaborate sparkling wines will also be covered. Come discover and learn why these bublies are so trendy. Tasting of three sparkling wines including a Champagne.
Course: Introduction to wine
Wednesdays February 5-12-19 and March 4th and 11th
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 – The art of Tasting
Tuesday February 11th 2020
The art of tasting : Come discover how to taste wines. Understand what to look, smell and taste for ! Increased vocabulary will help you express 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. With tasting of 4 wines : 2 whites and 2 reds.
Workshop – New Trends : natural, orange, organic
Tuesday March 3rd 2020
What’s new in the wine world : in this workshop we cover the latest changes and novelties in the production of fine wine : natural wines, organic and bio-dynamic wines, orange wines and the latest techniques that influence the new styles of wine produced today. Discovering these new techniques will help you better understand the various taste profiles of whites, reds and rosés produced in this era. Tasting of 3 wines.
Workshop – Red Grape Varieties
Tuesday March 31st 2020
Characteristics of reputed 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 -WINE & FOOD PAIRINGS
Tuesday April 28th 2020
Wine and food pairings technique : 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.
Course : Wines of Italy
Wednesdays April 13 – 20 and 27th 2020
1st evening : Southern Italy
2nd evening : Central Italy
3rd evening : Northern Italy
We will cover history, grape varieties, appellations, classifications and vintages for all Italian wine regions. A tasing of three wines will be served every evening.
Workshop – White Varieties
Tuesday May 12th 2020
Characteristics of reputed white grape varieties : in this workshop we analyze the different characteristics and aging potential of eight (8) well known and reputed white varieties. Tasting of 4 white wines from different grape varieties. Example : sauvignon, riesling, chardonnay and pinot gris.