About the course
Can you tell the difference between red and white wine? Of course you can, but what if we hide the colour?
The fun, interactive Sensory Introduction to Wine Tasting Masterclass starts with a blind ISO Wine Glass tasting. (Meaning that the name of the wine is hidden.) This introduction to Wine Tasting will teach you to trust your nose and palate rather than the visual aspect that most of us rely on.
Did you know that main grape varieties always have the same flavours and aromas wherever they are grown in the world – Pinot Noir smells of Strawberries and Sauvignon Blanc reminds us of Elderflower and Gooseberry. We use smells (fruits, herbs, spices) to bring alive the aromas of some of the varieties that we taste.
Using carefully selected wines that have opposing characteristics we will teach you the building blocks of wine tasting, which includes sweetness, acidity, acid and tannins. You will be introduced to the most important Wine Tasting Tool of the Wine world by using the Systematic Approach to Wine tasting and learn the difference between:
- New World and Old World wines
- Cheap and Expensive wines
- Old and Young wine
Finally, we demystify the dark art of food and wine pairing. Don’t expect a three course meal, but the samples provided will teach you why some wines are ‘food wines’ (pretty dull alone but awe inspiring with food) and other wines are better glugged ice cold.
After the Sensory Introduction to Wine Tasting, you will never look at a glass of wine the same.
Upcoming Course Dates
This is a fun and informative introduction to Wine Tasting. You will develop your senses by becoming familiar with the Systematic Approach to Wine Tasting and enjoy your glass of wine so much more.
You will taste 6 -7 wines during the blind tasting
There is always a mix of individual and group bookings and we always make sure you are seated with someone else. Our courses are friendly and informal and you will be made to feel welcome and at ease in no time.
Royal Overseas League
Nestled in the heart of historic St. James’s Mayfair,The Royal Over-Seas League is dedicated to championing international friendship and understanding throughout the Commonwealth and beyond since 1910.Today, ROSL offer its members and guests a warm welcome centred on the beautiful clubhouse overlooking Green Park, Mayfair.
Royal Over-Seas League
6 Park Place, St James’s Street
Pepito - Camino Kings Cross
Part of the very popular Camino group and the first Sherry Bar in London, Pepito is a charming, and relaxed venue and the best example of an authentic Tapas venue in the heart of London. Camino have been hosting our wine courses for over a decade.
3 Varnishers Yard,
The Regent Quarter,
Wheelchair Access: Yes (This venue is on Street level)
5* Dukes Hotel, Mayfair
Nestled in the heart of historic St. James’s Mayfair, DUKES LONDON is a sophisticated, luxury hotel where you will arrive as a guest and leave as a friend. Ever since King Henry 8th built his palace here in the 16th Century, St. James’s has been the exclusive retreat of writers, musicians, politicians and royalty. Whether you choose to stay in one of our modern or classic style bedrooms or luxurious suites, unwind in the legendary DUKES Bar, savour our Great British Restaurant, or embrace true English chic with Champagne afternoon tea, we promise you an enthusiastic team, dedicated entirely to making your time here exceptional.
35 St James’s Place
See why people love London Wine Academy
Although many of us had different levels of knowledge and experience with wine, we all enjoyed participating in the course and felt that we learned a great deal of content and confidence through Nick’s instruction. Nick’s considerable wine making knowledge and experience as well as his practical guidance helped us to work through evaluating various aspects of each wine.
At the end of the course, we all agreed that the course was excellent, Nick was a fantastic instructor, and that we looked forward to Level 2!
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