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WINE COURSES

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  • Wine and Chocolate
    Tue, 27 Jul
    The King Alfred
    The hardest of foods to match with wine, however there are options that work and work well. James will look at a selection of wine styles and match to a range of chocolate styles and dishes.
  • The Blind Tasting Evening
    Tue, 24 Aug
    The King Alfred
    Standard practice in wine competitions and professional beverage examinations, James will show six wines and serve them blind whilst explaining how the tasting sample is assessed, what to look for, and how to arrive at a conclusion. Sparkling, dry and fortified styles will be covered.
  • Navigating the Wine List
    Tue, 28 Sep
    The King Alfred
    How to pick the bargains and how to match with food. A simple session covering the key pointers needed to work through a restaurant list like a pro! Also covers buying tips for the savvy supermarket shopper.
  • The Great Outdoors
    Tue, 29 Jun
    Hotel du Vin Winchester
    James is a BBQ fanatic and grills on a selection of outdoor cooking appliances throughout the year, even Chrismas Day! This is the masterclass for those who love eating alfresco and discussing the perfect wine pairings with the most robust of foods. A broad range of bottles will be opened.
  • Esoterica - Wines you won't see every day
    Tue, 25 May
    Hotel du Vin Winchester
    Leaving the classics far behind for the evening and heading to regions and grapes that offer diversity, elegance and value. James will provide six tasting bottles that will showcase just how some of these unknown styles really do compete on a world platform.