Stage 1 - Introduction to Wine:
The world of wine is fascinating, intriguing and can be very rewarding. There are few greater pleasures in life than opening a bottle of wine you carefully selected yourself - (or even better, you have cellared patiently for a number of years) and enjoying it with good food and good friends.
However, it can also be an intimidating subject - as the sheer number of wines and styles available on our retail shelves and on wine-lists in New Zealand has never been greater. It can be a process of great confusion selecting the right wine for the right occasion and pairing it with cuisine.
Stage 2 - Intermediate Level:
This wine class is designed for the more experienced and confident wine person. If you are more than passionate about wine and are focused on the differences in wine and want to learn more about the classic wine varietals and regions of the world - then this Intermediate Level - Stage 2 Wine Class is for you.
This wine class is aimed at the ‘Intermediate’ wine student who already has a good, general knowledge and understanding about grape varietals and how wine is made. Along with some experience with wine and food, and now wants to go to the next level.
French Wine Class - Intermediate Level:
This 2½ hour French Focus Wine session looks at a series of traditional, regional and varietal French wines. The class is for people with several years of wine experience and knowledge, and for people interested in the specific and unique wine styles from around France.
This Intermediate level wine class looks at influences such as: climate, soil, grape variety and winemaking techniques, looking at the special characteristics of each grape and region, and finishing with pairing traditional and non-traditional cuisine with these dynamic wines.
Champagne / Méthode Traditionnelle - Intermediate Level:
This 2 hour Champagne / Méthode Traditionnelle Wine session looks at a series of traditional, cultural and regional interpretations of these sparkling wines. The class is for people with several years of wine experience and knowledge, and for people interested in the specific and unique Sparkling wine styles from around the world.
The class starts by looking at a range of different production techniques and regions from which they come from. Then looking at colour, styles and vintages of these character filled wines.