Rioja revisited: a guide to classical and modern wines

Course Dates: 02/08/19
Time: 18:15 - 21:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Rioja is Spain’s oldest and most famous wine region –and also one of its most innovative and modern, offering wines for every taste and budget.

Description

What is the course about?

Our Rioja course covers white Rioja and both traditional and modern examples of the reds.

What will we cover?

Rioja’s place as the oldest wine region in Spain
The geography and climate of the region and how its three sub –regions differ
Tempranillo and the other grapes used in Rioja
Rioja’s place as the oldest wine region in Spain
The geography and climate of the region and how its three sub –regions differ
Tempranillo and the other grapes used in Rioja
Labelling and the rules covering ageing in Rioja -Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva
Traditional and modern approaches to wine making here
The most recent trends.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Be familiar with geography, climate and different regions within Rioja
Understand how to read Rioja labels and what the various ageing terms mean
Understand the difference between the traditional and modern approaches to wine making here through tasting examples of each side by side
Have an appreciaton f the long history Rioja has and its importance within Spain and abroad.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is open to beginners and will also suit those who may have done some tasting and would like to practice more.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course is taught through a guided tasting of the wines.There will be other recommendations for wines you may wish to try. Notes, a map and tasting sheets will be provided.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no extra costs - tasting glasses and spittoons are provided. You may wish to bring a small notebook, pen,water and possibly some plain crackers to refresh your palate between wines.
Please avoid wearing strong perfume or aftershave to the class.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Other wine, beer, cider, coffee & olive oil tasting courses.

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Book your place

Course Code: UCW61

Fri, eve, 02 Aug - 02 Aug '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £49.00
Senior fee: £49.00
Concession: £49.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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