Our Wine 101 class is the perfect starting point for anybody who is interested in wine and would like to learn more about it. The aim is to provide you with a solid foundation on which to build and develop your wine education. Once equipped with the basics you will discover that your enjoyment of drinking wine is enhanced and your learning experience at future classes or tastings is all the better for it. During the class you will sample 1 sparkling wine, 3 white wines and 3 red wines. As we taste our way through them we will explore what wine is and those important factors that affect its overall taste - including grape varieties, the geography and climate of a vineyard and the decisions made by a winery during the winemaking process. We will also compare the wines we are sampling and consider what is meant by common terms such as oak, sweetness, body, alcohol, acidity, tannin and finish. How do these wines make us feel on a personal level? Do some excite the palate more than others? What should we typically bear in mind when pairing wine with food? These are just some of the questions that will be addressed in a welcoming and friendly environment at Wine 101.
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