'The New World Wine Tour' 1 Day Course

August 11, 2012 (Sat) from 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Marriott Hotel
12 Hagley Road, Five Ways
Birmingham, West Midlands B16 8SJ

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Cost: £79 including champagne and 3 course lunch

Food     Wine     Educational     Entertainment    
New World wines have become so popular to the British wine buyer that we can often become blase and default to just what we know. However, even in the last few years, great advances that have been made in wine production, technology, the skills of the winemakers and the variety of grapes the New World are embracing. This is a comprehensive exploration of the best of the New World countries embracing Australia, New Zealand, South America, North America and South Africa.

This is your opportunity to learn much more about the producing regions, grape varieties, characteristics and variety of New World wines. As we taste our way through 16 wines, interspersed with a great 3-course lunch, throughout the day we examine all the facets of New World wine that you need to know to rapidly increase your choice, understanding and enjoyment of wines and expand your horizons.  

 A typical schedule is:

 1030 Welcome drink and intro to the day

 1100 How to taste wine - aromas, taste, acidity, tannins, sweetness, body and the influence of oak

 1145 The main white grapes - regions, characteristics and diversity

 1230 Sparkling wines 

 1315 Lunch. Three courses matched with wine

 1415 The main red grapes - regions, characteristics and diversity 

 1500 Food and wine matching - hints and tips for the perfect choices

 1530 Sweet wines - vastly underestimated and surprising food matches 

 1545 Quality and price - what to choose for best value

 1600 Close.

 We hope you can join us for what promises to be an enlightening and entertaining day.