Evening Tasting: Amazing Australia
Join us for a great night of wine tasting as we head down under. Plentiful sunshine and a comparative lack of winemaking red tape mean that Australia created a whole New World of mainstream, competitively priced wines with a crowd-pleasing formula of fruit and oak.
However, today Australia is home of the 'Boutique winery' and is an exciting source of some of the world's most exciting wines that truly reflect the diversity of its climate, wine regions and winemaking culture. This new wave of independent boutique winemakers, preaching the values of high quality, hand made wines and restraint in the use of oak are making their presence felt.
We'll explore the wines of The Margaret River which has been compared to Bordeaux with a cooler, maritime climate capable of producing red and white wines with incredible finesse. We'll also explore how Australia's cooler regions such as the Clare Valley are producing world-class examples of dry style Rieslings, one of the world's greatest grapes.
We'll also explore one of Australia's classic red wine regions, Coonawarra where the local 'terroir' produces a uniquely individual style of Cabernet Sauvignon. Of course, Australia can still turn up the heat so we will pay our respect to one of the world's most famous hot climate wine regions, The Barossa Valley where the Shiraz grape produces wines of incredible depth and richness and takes the lead in carefully constructed blends that demonstrate just how exciting Australian wine can be.
Finally we will taste an Aussie dessert wine, a delicious sweet treat that is the perfect way to end a fabulous tasting and we'll explain why the wine tastes so lusciously sweet.
Professional ISO tasting glasses, all course materials including tasting sheets & water are provided
This evening tasting makes a great gift and can be purchased as a Gift Voucher for just £27.50
Places remaining: 10
Course Date/Time: Wed 6th Mar 2019 at 7.00pm
Duration: 2 Hours
Venue: OPEN, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich