Forthcoming Wine Courses

All courses are suitable for beginners. Classes run from 7pm to 9.30pm

One Day Wine Appreciation Workshop €140

This course is intended for beginners who wish to bring more focus onto their wine choices especially through tasting. During the day, wine styles, grape varieties and all the main wine-producing countries will be covered. Special attention will be focused on what denotes quality in wine and how to identify the characteristics that particularly appeal to yourself. The tasting, which will take place after lunch, will concentrate on wines which are particularly worth investigating, in other words, benchmark quality wines. A light lunch is included. Regions/Countries covered and wines to be tasted: Bordeaux: Cru Classe Red, Champagne: Grande Marque Champagne, Burgundy: Puligny-Montrachet, Rhone Valley: Chateauneuf du Pape, Italy: Barolo and Prosecco, Spain: Rioja Gran Reserva, South of France: Red, South Africa: Sauvignon Blanc, Germany: Riesling, Austria: Gruner Veltliner, Portugal: Vinho Verde.
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Brooks Hotel, Drury St, Dublin 2.
Saturday, 7th December 2019 10.30am to 6pm

Brooks Hotel, Drury St, Dublin 2.
Saturday, 11th January 2020 10:30 am to 6pm.

Brooks Hotel, Drury St, Dublin 2.
Saturday, 25th January 2020 10:30am until 6pm

Brooks Hotel, Drury st, Dublin 2.
Saturday, 15th February 2020 10:30am until 6pm

4 Week Wine Appreciation Course €225

The 4 week Wine Appreciation Course aims to give a comprehensive overview of the major wines and wine regions of the World. Paramount to the course is the importance of tasting and using your skills to identify quality in wine as well as value for money, wine faults and ageing potential. Week One: Bordeaux and the Loire and Rhone Valleys. The tasting will include: Medoc Cru Classe Red, Chateauneuf du Pape, Chinon, Sancerre, Muscadet and St. Emilion Grand Cru. Week Two: Burgundy, Champagne, Alsace and South of France. The tasting will include: Puligny-Montrachet, Beaune Premier Cru, Chablis,Gewurztraminer, Coteaux du Languedoc and Corbieres. Week Three: Italy and Spain. The wine will be: Barolo, Rioja Gran Reserva, Chianti Classico, Sicilian Nero d'Avola, Prosecco and Ribera del Duero. Week Four: Germany, Austria, Portugal and the New World. The wines to be tasted are: Rheingau Riesling, Mosel Riesling, Vinho Verde, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, Argentinian Malbec and Austrian Gruner Veltliner.
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Brooks Hotel, Drury St, Dublin 2 at 7pm
Starts Monday, 2nd December and finishes Monday, 23rd December. 7pm til 9:30pm