COURSE: INTRODUCTION TO WINE
Wednesday March 8-15-22-29 and April 5th 2023
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.
COURSE: Italian wine
Wednesday April 19 – 26 and May 3rd 2023
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 – THE ART OF TASTING
Tuesday March 14th 2023
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
Tuesday March 28th 2023
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
November 15 2022
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
November 29th 2022
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.
WORKSHOP – CHAMPAGNE AND SPARKLING WINES
December 13th 2022
Sparkling wines are very trendy ! In this workshop we will cover the many sparkling wines and Champagne from all around the world. Is Champagne really superior to other sparkling wines ? The different styles and methods to produce sparkling wines wil be explained. Come discover and understand why these bubly wines have become so popular. Tasting of 3 sparklers including a Champagne.
COURSE: WINES FRANCE BLOCK 1
Wednesdays Nov. 23 -30 and Dec. 7th 2022
We will cover history, grape varieties, appellations, classifications and vintages for these reputed French wine regions. A tasing of three wines will be served every evening.