New WES Essential Wine Tasting Course

The Wine Education Service Introductory Essential Wine Tasting Course is a 5 week evening course that will begin on Wednesday 30th October 2013. It will run from 7pm-9pm at the Atholl Hotel in Aberdeen.

Course Outline

This course consists of 5 two-hour sessions. 6 wines are tasted at each session. Session topics are:

  1. Tasting Technique & Classic Grape Varieties
    Learn how to taste like a professional. Get to know some classic grape varieties.
  2. Wine Production & Classic Grape Varieties 
    Learn what goes on in the vineyards and wineries. Get to know more classic grape varieties.
  3. The Wines Of France
    Taste classic examples from Champagne, Burgundy, The Rhône Valley and Bordeaux.
  4. The Wines Of Other European Countries
    Taste stylish examples from Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy Portugal, and Spain
  5. The Wines Of The New World
    Taste signature wines from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile Argentina and California


During the course, we will also cover such practical issues as:

  • Where to find out more about wine
  • The importance of vintages
  • Common wine faults
  • Buying, storing and serving wine
  • Organic wines
  • Wine and food matching

At the start of the course, we will provide you with a list of the wines to be tasted and a manual containing comprehensive notes on the topics covered including the practical issues, maps of the wine regions and tasting sheets on which to write your tasting notes.

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