Saturday Introduction to Wine inc lunch

Saturday Introduction to Wine inc lunch

Saturday wine courses are run at Hotel du Vin in Brighton. The day starts with a glass of champagne as we chat about how to get bubbles into wine and continues through a series of white and red wines. The day includes a delicious 2 course lunch with a glass of rose.

Course Outline:

  • Glass of champagne - learn about the world's most famous sparkling wine
  • Introduction to the world's major wine regions
  • New World wines (Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, California) vs Old World Classics (France, Italy, & Spain)
  • Major red grape varieties – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Malbec and others.
  • Major white grape varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Riesling and others!
  • How wine is made - grapes, fermentation, ageing
  • How to taste wines – aroma, taste and describing wines
  • Recognising elements of wine - tannin, acidity, oak
  • Tutored tasting of 12 wines
  • The effect of climate on the taste of wine
  • Which wines to buy / where to obtain the best value for money / storing & serving wine / understanding wine labels
  • Food & Wine matching – tips & advice

This is a great opportunity to meet like minded people and learn more about wine with a delicious 2 course lunch included too!

Our Saturday Wine Courses also make a great Gift idea for any occasion


11am - 1pm - Morning session with champagne

1pm – 2.15pm  - 2 course lunch with rosé  

2.15pm – 4pm - Afternoon session & food matching

Our Saturday courses are run at Hotel du Vin in Brighton

Courses are limited to a maximum of 20 people and champagne and a two course lunch is included in the price.

Sussex Wine School Saturday courses are led by qualified wine educators (min WSET Level 3 in Wines) and include 12 wines (50cl tasting samples), a digital presentation and tasting notes.


Places remaining: 2

Course Date/Time: Sat 5th Dec 2020 at 11am - 4pm

Duration: 5 hours

Venue: Hotel du Vin, 2 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AD

Event Price: £95.00







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