Beginners Wine Class

Wine Appreciation Course

Next Available: Tue, 18 Jan 7:00PM (AEDT)
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2 hours
Over 250 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

Tuesday December 7th

Tuesday January 18th 

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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 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

Those who enjoy good food, wine and meeting people

Fine Wine Appreciation - passionate, independent wine education

Fine Wine Appreciation has been running for over 15 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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5.0 (24 reviews)
06 July 2021Beginners Wine Class
Really great night! I feel like I understand wine a lot better and can’t wait to use my skills
14 April 2021Beginners Wine Class
Great varieties of wine to taste, and with very informative & knowledgeable instructor! The food provided was great, too, simple but classic.
16 March 2021Beginners Wine Class
Matthew is such an excellent host, with great stories and an engaging and inclusive presentation style. His teaching is peppered with stories and interesting facts, and he helps you feel like you are a rock star wine taster by the end of the evening. The group size was perfect for it to feel personal and comfortable without needing to be best friends with everyone by the nights end. Venue was lovely and easily accessible and they served us some some of the best bread I have ever eaten. Will definitely book another advanced or vertical tasting class with Matthew (and will be purchasing a decanter, stat). Thanks again Matthew!
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Refund Policy

As places are very limited we do not offer refunds. If by chance you are unable to attend you are welcome to send another person/s in your place.

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