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Saturday 'Introduction to Wine' Course


Thames Valley Wine School, Sir Christopher Wren Hotel & Spa, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1PX

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Saturday 'Introduction to Wine' Course


11am to 4pm - starting with a decadent Champagne aperitif including a delicious 2-course lunch, and a tutored tasting of 12 superb wines!

Passionate about wine & want to learn more? Our Saturday Courses are a great way to spend an enjoyable day learning about wine and include a 2 course lunch and Champagne! This event is suitable for anybody who has a keen interest in wine, whatever their starting knowledge.

Course Outline:

- How to taste wines like a professional – aroma, flavours, tannin, acidity, oak
- Major wine producing countries, their grape varieties and the role of climate
- Food and Wine Matching
- Tips on the Storage and Service of Wine
- How Wine is made and how to understand a wine label
- The use of oak in wine and how it makes wine expensive
- Wine Faults and how to spot them
- Where to get the best wines at affordable prices
- Common wine myths debunked!

In addition, on the day we will be having a two-course lunch at the esteemed 'Thames View' restaurant at the hotel - typical dishes include:

(Please note though this is a sample menu and dishes available at time of booking may differ according to seasonal produce)


- Celeriac & Truffle Soup
- Char-grilled asparagus, avocado and sun-blush tomato salad
- Hot smoked Salmon rillettes with fresh horseradish cream and beetroot
- Pressed Guinea fowl, apricot terrine wrapped in bacon with melba toast

Main Courses:

- Braised Shin of Beef with parsley mash, endive carrots and button onions
- Welsh rarebit glazed Pollack fillet on celariac remoulade and basil coulis
- Goat's Cheese, red onion and sun-blush tomato, spinach dressing
- Pan-friend duck in honey on Pak Choi, confit of baby pepper and hoi-sin dressing


- 1100 – 1300: Morning session including Champagne
- 1300 – 1415: 2 course lunch at the Thames View Restaurant
-1415 – 1600: Afternoon session

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