Taste New Zealand with Cherie Agnew
Join our resident Kiwi, Cherie Agnew, as she shares some of her favourites from her home shores, the exciting vinous country of New Zealand.
The New Zealand wine industry is young, energetic and best known for its vibrant, fresh and fruity Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. However there is a wide range of regions and grape varieties within New Zealand that we are excited to share with you at West London Wine School. Join us to explore wines from tropical Waiheke Island, sun drenched Hawkes Bay, cool climate Central Otago, coastal Waipara and world renowned Marlborough.
We will be sampling a variety of beautiful wines including regional variations of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, elegant aromatics including Pinot Gris and Riesling, creamy Chardonnay, structured Bordeaux blends and show stopping Pinot Noir.
Wines on Tasting:
- Man O’War Pinot Gris, Waiheke Island
- Pegusus Bay Riesling, Waipara
- Villa Maria Wairau Valley Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
- Astrolabe Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc
- Felton Road Pinot Noir, Central Otago
- Esk Valley Merlot,-Cabernet-Malbec, Hawkes Bay
SPECIAL GUEST - the tasting will be joined by winemaker Tim Lightborne from Invivo Wines who will show 3-4 additional wines - so a tasting of 10/11 wines in total - fantastic!
This is an excellent opportunity to taste some delicious wonderful wines from Cherie's home country (no doubt she'll get homesick!) with some wonderful personal touches such as pictures and anecdotes. Great fun!
"I finished the WSET2 course with Cherie last night and just wanted to say that she is a true legend! What a fab teacher. It was a shame I didn't get to say a proper thank you after the test. Please can you let her know that she was utterly fab and its been a really good few weeks? Thank you!!" (Katie Simmonds, April 2012)
Places Available: 6
Course Date/Time: Fri 1st Jun 2012 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham