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Red Wines ($100)

  • 'The Vineyard' Tasting Room, Sydney Wine Centre 119 Harris Street Pyrmont Australia (map)

This event is part of our 4 Week Wine Appreciation Course which runs over 4 consecutive Tuesdays and is the perfect option for anyone with an interest in wine and who wants to improve their knowledge and confidence.

Due to some guests not being able to attend every week we have 3 places available for the 3rd week of the course which is dedicated to Red Wines. Whilst some of the discussion will be flowing from topics covered in the first 2 weeks, we are confident you will enjoy the session if you decide to join us. 

In this session we will be covering all the major grape varieties including Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet as well as an international flight (Malbec, Sangiovese, Tempranillo). We will also explore the effect of glassware and decanting, taste examples of food and wine matching and the impact of blending and ageing wines. 

The course is presented by Rob Geddes MW. Rob was the 3rd Australian to achieve the Master of Wine title and has been a leading educator, presenter and author for the past 30 years.

The course content over the 4 weeks is as follows:

Week 1 - Introduction (8+ wines)

Week 2 - White Wines (10+ wines)

Week 3 - Red Wines (10+ wines)

Week 4 - Champagne/Sparkling and Fortified Wines (10+ wines)

Over 40 wines are tasted throughout the course with topics covered including:

  • Varietal and Regional Characteristics
  • Food and Wine Matching
  • Identifying aromas and flavours  
  • How to buy and store or order and drink wine
  • Effect of glassware

The aim of the course is to give participants the knowledge to confidently predict the taste of a bottle of wine whilst having the knowledge to know what they like and why they like it.