Hot new dates!

(by peter & susie)

After another hugely enjoyable spring season of wine classes, we are delighted to announce new tasting dates for Autumn/Winter 2011.

The tastings – detailed below – include the perennial favourite Back to Basics, together with a special Christmas-themed edition focusing on how to get the best out of your festive eating and drinking.

We’re also putting on, by popular demand, a Masterclass on Icons of the New World – so expect some top drops from the likes of Australia, New Zealand, Chile and South Africa, among others.

As ever, all knowledge levels are welcome to all classes. Our manner is an inclusive one – as you can tell from the testimonials we gratefully receive – and our prime aim is to help everyone enjoy wine without any of the snobbery or intimidation that often goes with this most delicious of subjects.

All our sessions start with a glass of fizz.

The Back to Basics kicks off with fun taste experiments to not only get your senses firing on all cylinders but also to give you the skills and insight to really get to grips with seven wines from around the world chosen to represent classic styles. The Masterclass has a similarly upbeat beginning before leading into a more focused tasting of top New World wines.

All courses run in the atmospheric Abbey Well room at the Winchester Hotel du Vin. The Hotel du Vin is generously offering all WWS tasters two-for-one on pre-tasting drinks and free puddings on three-course menus served on the evening. (Please ensure you check with the waiting staff before ordering.)

To book a course, either contact us directly or you can also book via the website. A Winchester Wine School tasting makes for a great gift and we also offer gift vouchers.

Wine classes Autumn/Winter 2011

Tuesday 18th October 2011Back to Basics, 7:30-9pm (£40 per person*)

Tuesday 8th November 2011Masterclass: New World Icons, 7.30-9pm (£70 per person*)

Wednesday 23rd November 2011Back to Basics Christmas special, 7.30-9pm (£40 per person*)

*Subscribers to our free Wine Club automatically qualify for a 10% discount on our wine classes.