Introduction to Wine Course - 5 Week Course
Our 5 week Introduction to Wine Course has been rated Melbourne's best.
Join us as we learn and taste across all facets of wine appreciation including a week each focusing on Champagne & Sparkling Wines, White, Red, Sweet & Fortified Wines and Ageing.
This interactive wine course covers a broad range of wine topics directly related to the process of winemaking from vine to bottle to table. Learn the subtleties and nuances of the different styles.
Each week features a structured tasting of a themed selection of wines to give participants an understanding of grape variety, region, viticulture and winemaking practices and their impact on price, quality and ageworthiness.
Week 1: Sensory Evaluation, Palate Construction and Sparkling Wines and Champagne
Week 2: Vineyard to Winery / White Wines
Week 3: Winemaking Processes & External Winemaking Practices / Red Wines
Week 4: Dessert /Fortified Wines / Regions & Varieties
Week 5: Aged Wines / The Synergy of Wine and Food / The Art of Wine Purchasing and Cellaring
On Week 5, the group visits a local restaurant where a wide range of styles are looked at with food. The cost of the meal is $49, payable direct to the restaurant on the evening.
Course taught you the basics of appreciating wines covering a broad cross section of wines including sparkling,whites,reds and fortifieds in an informal atmosphere. Highly recommended course as an introduction to the basics of wine appreciation .
This is a good intro class, as the teachers each week started with simple information, but were knowledgeable and able to answer in more depth if requested to do so. Friendly atmosphere. You also get discounts on the wines presented each week. 8 wines a week. Week 5 dinner after the class - over a dozen wines plus dinner for $49!
The course was a series of independent guest presenters that provide you with an introduction to different wines. Undertaking a wine tasting course (techniques on how to taste) prior to the introduction course could be beneficial if you are wanting to exploit the wonderful opportunity of being introduced to so many wines in a short period of time. The course book didn't really match the content of the sessions due to the independence of presenters. More information in the course book (rather than just headings) would be useful and would help address any information not covered by presenters. Week 1 ran late and Week 3 finished early, a normal occurence I believe, no complaints here, just good to know for planning purposes. Staff in the Cellar were always wonderful and know their craft, definitely a great place to go and purchase wines. A few Presenteres seemed a little tired. Overall the course did what it said it would and that was provide an Introduction to Wine. The venue is unique and undertaking the course in a wine cellar definitely added to the experience.