World of Wine - Australia & New Zealand
Welcome to the World of Wine tasting on Australia & New Zealand. Enjoy a selection of intense, complex and powerful wines from the other side of the world.
Part One – New Zealand
‘The largest wine-growth country in the world spearheaded by Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc’ – Jimmy
Marlborough is a small region conquering the wine world by storm. The punchy and complex Sauvignon Blanc from here always delivers and has won the hearts of many a wine enthusiast. But the best kept secrets are their own expressions of (especially) Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. In this session we dive into these newcomers on the UK market in order to understand what makes New Zealand such an attractive proposition at the moment.
Part Two – Australia
‘You can often get the bang for your buck from Australia; a consistent source of quality’ – Jimmy
Ample sunshine and favoured climatic conditions mean Australia can often produce quality on a regular basis. This consistency guarantee delivers assurance to many wine drinkers across the world and has been pivotal in Australia’s rise to international stardom. From the big, spicy and powerful Shiraz to the full and ripe Cabernet Sauvignons their reds offer great value for money whilst their whites, such as Chardonnay, are rich, ripe and rounded. But are these wines too hot to handle? Too intense and alcoholic or well-balanced? It’s time to investigate!
All tastings include; minimum of 6 wines sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, full tasting notes, tasting sheet, use of professional tastings glasses and nibbles.
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Course Date/Time: Wed 8th Feb 2012 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: The Wine Cellars