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How to Taste Wine

Wine Appreciation

Live via Zoom
Next Available: Sun, 31 May 4:00PM (AEST) (1 more date)
1 hour
Over 20 people have attended this class
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Classes take place between 4pm and 5pm on Sunday afternoons.

Relaxed and highly informative this one-hour Zoom session covers all the basics of wine evaluation and allows participants to interact with others who share a common interest.

In each class we look at a different varietal, region or style, this is an open forum to discuss the chosen wine as well as new and interesting releases.

So if you would like to join us please feel free to open a bottle before the class begins.


Upcoming Sessions

May 17th Cabernet Sauvignon

May 24th GSM (Grenache Shiraz Mataro)

May 31st Gippsland Pinot Noir

June 7th Shiraz

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What you will learn
  • varietal characteristics
What you will get
  • The opportunity to interact with others who share a common interest

What to bring
  • An open mind, a passion to learn and a bottle of wine (optional)
What to wear


Appropriate for

Suitable for all over the age of 18


Fine Wine Appreciation

Vendor since 2015

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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Refund & Cancellation 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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17 May 2020 • How to Taste Wine

Excellent class! Matthew is very knowledgeable and inclusive. Really enjoyed the opportunity to learn about different wine varieties and take the time to really think about what I’m drinking!


10 May 2020 • How to Taste Wine

I have known Matthew for many years, and have enjoyed his classes. While you increase your wine knowledge through the class, it is not over technical that it becomes scary. You can enjoy your wines, and you can gain knowledge without being threatened. Now that I live in the country, it has been convenient for me to join the classes online. I look forward to the next class.


05 May 2020 • How to Taste Wine

With the pandemic restrictions, we thought it would be both fun and informative to join Matthew's 'remote' class last Sunday afternoon on 'How to Taste Wine', with a focus on pinot noir. The class was relaxed and informative. We covered the important things - 'colour' , 'nose' and 'taste' . But what was fun was that all the class members had their own bottle of wine and it was interesting to listen to each member describe their wine to the class. Of course, Matthew is very experience and guided everyone as to what they should look for when 'tasting'. All very enjoyable and we would recommend the class to others ! POD & Olivia

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