The world of wine is fascinating, intriguing, captivating & worth sharing.
There are few greater pleasures, than opening a bottle of wine you carefully selected - (or even better, have cellared patiently for a number of years) and enjoying it with good food and friends.
However, it can also be an intimidating and confusing subject - as the sheer number of wines and styles available on our retail shelves and wine-lists in New Zealand has never been greater. It can be a process of great confusion selecting the right wine for the right occasion and pairing it with such varied styles of cuisine.
I have been working in the industry for over 30 years, and sharing what I know by educating around the globe, designing insightful, focused & engaging wine experiences for the Trade (Hospitality Industry) and for the Public.
My wine experiences are designed to break down any intimidating factors in a relaxed manor, to help you understand your sensory skills to evaluate, assess & ultimately enjoy wine, along with giving you the vocab to describe what you are tasting or serving.
In addition, I can take you through the basics of the winemaking process, discuss the major grape varietals, talk through and taste a number of wines styles with regional differences from around the wine world, plus explain stemware, decanting, storing-cellaring and serving wine, plus pairing / suggesting wines with varied cuisine - plus much more....
An Introduction to Wine Intermediate Advanced Wine Sessions*.
The World of Sparkling Wines Champagne Master Class.
A number of dynamic Wine & Food Pairing Sessions.
★ EISCH 'SensisPlus' Wine Glass Experience. *(an insight into stemware)
The Wonderful World of Fortified Wines: Port + Sherry & more.
Comparative Wine Modules: Light, Medium & Fuller Style Wines.
The Different Methodologies of Grape Growing & Winemaking.
✎ Bespoke Wine Sessions - *(Wine List & Menu Training, Chef's Table...)
Wine sessions vary in time: from 30 minute modules, through to a maximum 2-hour experience. Plus the number of wines tasted will vary - depending upon time, the designed session, size of wine-list or themed event. *Conditions will apply.
So if you are looking to: Improve your own or your staffs wine knowledge *(Retail, Restaurant, Hospitality-Catering) - Looking to Design / Pair a Wine List with a Seasonal / Local Menu - Design a Wine Dinner or Hosting a Wine Event. Let’s talk.
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WINE CLASS OUTLINES:
★ The value of each module, wine session, or bespoke staff training will vary - depending upon the length of time, quality of wines, level of knowledge and any specific expenses. All costs will be presented before the confirmation of any wine event - *(for an example of class costs, click on the icon) - *Conditions will apply.