WORLD OF WINE - Explore Australia and New Zealand - Tunbridge Wells
(Includes Cloudy Bay tasting!). A lot of people think of Australian wine as reliable, fruit-driven wines with lots of oak. This tasting will set the record straight. The world of Australian wine is far more complex as so is its climate. There are hot, warm, cool, dry and wet locations in Australia and they all make totally different wines. There are also a growing number of small boutique wineries where the winemakers concentrate on producing limited quantities of hand-made wines of superb quality (in contrast to the mass-produced big brands) – these are the wines we will be tasting. Great Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, & dry Riesling!
New Zealand is fast becoming the benchmark for New World Sauvignon Blanc (from Marlborough), but there is much more to these two islands than that. South Island also produces some wonderful Pinot Noir & stunning zesty Riesling, whilst the warmer climate of North Island is home to delicious Cabernet and Merlot and fuller, softer, riper, white wines.
We will be tasting the latest vintage of Cloudy Bay to see what all the fuss is about (and comparing with cheaper Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc).
(Note, this evening is part of our core 8-week course - book all 8 evenings and save 10%! It's flexible, so if you have to skip an evening you can pick it up next time it runs).
All tastings include: minimum of 6 wines sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, full tasting notes, use of professional tastings glasses and nibbles.
All our courses can be purchased as a gift - just ask us to send you a Gift Voucher when you book.
Places remaining: 10
Course Date/Time: Tue 6th Feb 2018 at 7pm - 9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Hotel du Vin, Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2LY