Beginners Wine Class

Beginners Wine Class

Wine Appreciation Class

Next Available: Thu, 15 Aug 7:00PM (AEST)
2 hours
Over 500 people have attended this class


A single session for those who already enjoy drinking wine but would like to learn more.

Relaxed and highly informative, all the fundamentals are covered, sight, smell, taste, varietal characteristics, service, cellaring, food and wine matching and much more.

On completion participants will feel much more confident when presented with a wine list, entertaining friends, and purchasing fine wine.

Classes are limited to 10 participants, have a strong food component and feature six of Australia’s finest table wines.

Scheduled Classes

January 30th (fully booked)

March 17th (fully booked)

April 30th  (fully booked)

August 15th

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What you will learn

  • How to taste, assess, store, cellar and serve fine wine
  • How to select from a wine list with confidence
  • Understanding diffrent styles and flavour profiles

What you will get

  • All tuition, wine, food and tasting notes
  • The opportunity to meet and interact with others who share a common interest
  • A structured tasting featuring six of Australia's finest table wines

What to bring

  • A smile and a passion to learn

What to wear

Smart Casual

Appropriate for

Suitable for all over the age of 18

Fine Wine Appreciation

(262 Reviews)

Fine Wine Appreciation - passionate, independent wine education

Fine Wine Appreciation has been running for over 25 years in Melbourne, conducted by respected wine expert Matthew Hansen. As a highly acclaimed professional chef and educator, Matthew’s personable style and passionate approach ensures all those with a love of fine wine will benefit from his unique and insightful perspectives. 

Most importantly, Matthew is Melbourne’s only completely independent educator, and not affiliated with any specific wineries, wine merchant or makers – all wines featured in his courses are offered on merit alone. Fine Wine Appreciation does not accept industry favours, and does not sell wine to participants.

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4.9 (56 reviews)
Kerrierated it
04 May 2024
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Michaelrated it
08 Mar 2024
I came away from Matthew Hansen's Beginner's Wine Class with an understanding of the characteristics of excellent wine as well as the effects of both climate and time on quality . I was surprised by the difference between a wine tasted without food compared to when it was accompanied by food. Some of the wines that I was initially unsure about seemed to morph for me with food. Having been a bit nervous about my naïveté about wine I was delighted with the way Matthew ran the class. It was relaxed, structured, informative and non-judgemental. I highly recommend this class and will be attending more of Matthew's classes/dinners. Thank you!
Anrirated it
12 Oct 2023
It was a great class though. thank you. I will go again
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.

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