First of all, a reminder about the next evening tasting at beginning of July in Belfast:
North & South American wines tutored tasting
Thursday 2 July 7-9 pm - £27.50
"A whirlwind mini-tour across the American continent, northern and southern hemisphere, taking in 6 to 8 wines (depending on numbers) from the US, Canada (maybe), Chile, Argentina and any surprises from South America I can lay my hands on!"
Pay by card or with your own Paypal account using the PP button below (you don't need an account to do this though):
And now here's the new programme running from late September to late November 2015 - I'll create a Paypal button for these soon; in the meantime you can book online HERE.
Saturday 26 September: Spain and Portugal one-day workshop £90
"We'll taste and talk about a dozen or so red, white, rosé and fortified wines selected to highlight the very different regions, grape varieties and wine styles found across the 'Iberian peninsular'. This will include well-known 'classics' such as Rioja, Port/Douro Valley and (real) Sherry; but throwing in a few surprises too like Galicia and Vinho Verde for whites, serious reds from Dao or the Alentejo and not forgetting the wine 'super-state' of Catalonia, home of some great reds, whites and Cava..." Includes two-course lunch at the hotel.
Thursday 29 October 7-9 pm: France vs the 'New World' classic grape varieties tutored tasting £28.95
"We'll compare three or four pairs of well-known grape varieties from different regions of France with certain Southern Hemisphere countries, 'classic' styles of say Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah/Shiraz, Malbec... (two of each). Which is 'better', or are they just different?!"
Saturday 14 November 11 am-2 pm: "off the beaten track" wine tasting and lunch £49
"Come and explore the lesser-known, although certainly not less exciting, wine world with this morning tasting of about eight diverse high-quality wines from countries such as Lebanon, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece and fine English sparkling wine too. Includes a two-course lunch at the hotel afterwards."
Thursday 26 November 7-9 pm: Italian wines £28.95
"At this wines of Italy evening tasting, we'll take you on a guided tour around several of this very varied country's wine producing regions by tasting and talking about a carefully selected range of excellent red and white wines. These will include classics from northern Italy, such as Piemonte and Veneto, central Italy such as Tuscany and Umbria, and the deep south e.g. Sicily, Campania, Puglia..."