Wine Tasting - Wines of The New World | Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre

Wine Tasting - Wines of The New World at Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre

Wine Tasting - Wines of The New World at Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre

Price: £165.00 Starts: 13/01/2020 Time: 18:00 - 20:30
Tutor: Community Prog Partnership Tutor Ends: 10/02/2020 Location: Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: MON Duration: 5 weeks

About this course

When the wines from the ‘New World’ – which are those produced outside the classic European regions - began to reach our supermarkets in the early 1980s – they were an instant success. Easy to understand labels, easy drinking wine – bursting with fruit and excellent value for money. However, whilst we haven’t been drinking these wines for as long as Rioja, Bordeaux and Burgundy, producers in these countries have been perfecting their craft for many decades to demonstrate their commitment to innovation and diversity in their wines and winemaking techniques and this course aims to demonstrate the range and diversity of these countries.

The course runs for five weeks and during each evening and as we focus on key grape varieties - we’ll taste between 6- 8 ‘modern classics’ from outside Europe. as we journey through Australia, Chile, South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina and the USA. We’ll learn about the diversity of each country and how climate and geography influences the style of wine produced (Exact wines will depend on current availability)

Week one: Australia
Week two: New Zealand
Week three: Chile and Argentina
Week four: South Africa
Week five: USA

We will explore the main characteristics of each wine including its colour, aroma and taste and develop a greater understanding of how and why it has come to be the style it is today. This course will give you greater confidence when ordering wine in a restaurant or choosing a bottle to take home from your local supermarket. Try something new, rediscover an old favourite and walk away with a mini reference guide to New World wines!

Including in the evening are full tasting notes, maps and tasting sheets and the course is suitable for both those new to wine appreciation as well as the more experienced.

How will I be taught?

The tutor will use a variety of recognised methods ranging form theoretical input and discussion to practical nosing and tasting of representative wines.

What do I need to bring with me?

You do not need to bring anything to the sessions. The fee includes an element to cover the cost of the wine.

What can I do next?

You will have begun a lifelong interest in wine which you can further through other courses. Please feel free to ask your tutor about new courses. If you would like a taylored course for a small group please email

What do I need to join the course

There are no entry requirements.
Anyone who wishes to learn about wine, its origins and its characteristics.

About the Tutor: Community Prog Partnership Tutor

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Getting there

Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre
Hatton House
Bradbourne Road
TN13 3QN

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code SEV/83566/H/NC.
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