Evening Tasting; South Africa plus Sparkling Wine
In the first part of this tasting we'll explain why South Africa is one of the hottest wine making nations on the planet and reveal it's unique history of wine production In the second part of this tasting we'll immerse ourselves in the world of Sparkling Wine and learn how they get the bubbles inside the bottle.
Part 1: South Africa; The Cape in a new light
South Africa boasts one of the most vibrant wine scenes on the planet. Relatively low costs of production, availability of vineyards and an influx of super-talented young winemakers mean that South African wine is hot property. We'll reveal where and when the first grapes were planted and why today's wine industry is in such great shape. We'll also explain all about Pinotage, the red grape South Africa invented that they can now call their own as well as taste a more modern interpretation of South African wine.
Part 2: Fabulous Fizz - the history and styles of Sparkling Wine
Champagne is one of the most iconic wines in the world - tonight we will learn about the historical method which gives us this beautiful bubbly. We'll explain the story of the winemaking monks who mastered the art of creating bubbles inside a bottle. But the world of sparkling wine is far more diverse than Champagne; we will examine & taste other wines, including a Cava and a fizz from the New World, and ask 'are they as good?''. We'll also discuss the extraordinary rise in popularity of Prosecco, now the UK's favourite Sparkling Wine! We'll also explain the technical terms behind the labels such as 'NV', 'Brut' and 'Blanc de Blanc': what do these actually tell us about the drink inside the bottle? Plenty to learn about, taste and discuss!
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 £35.00
Places remaining: 10
Course Date/Time: Wed 30th Oct 2019 at 7.00pm
Duration: 2 Hours
Venue: OPEN, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich