What is the course about?
This course will introduce you to the new styles of wines coming out of South America now , including reds and whites and wines from Chile , Argentina and Uruguay.
What will we cover?
The wine regions of Chile, Argentina and Uruguay -the geographical and climatic differences
The grape varieties associated with each country
The main trends in winemaking in the 3 countries.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Describe the main differences between the wines of Chile , Argentina and Uruguay
Know which grapes are associated with each of the countries
Describe the difference between the traditional and modern wine making styles.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is open to beginners and those with some knowledge of wine.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is taught through tasting the wines. There will be recommendations for other wines for you to try if you wish.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no other costs – tasting glasses and spittoons will be provided.
You may wish to bring a notebook, pen and water, and possibly some plain crackers to refresh your palate between wines. Please avoid strong perfume or aftershave.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other City Lit wine, beer, cider and coffee courses or HS149 - The science behind molecular gastronomy: a practical session to learn the science and enjoy the tapas.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details