Introduction to Wine Tasting

Introduction to Wine Tasting


The world of wine can sometimes seem intimidating in the beginning. It really isn’t. All you need is confidence, and this comes through knowledge. At Glasgow Wine School we will give you that confidence through knowledge.

On this evening, with the help of 6 great wines from around the globe to taste, we will enter the wonderfully diverse and quirky world of wine and provide many pointers to enhance your appreciation of wine.

By the end of the evening we will have covered:

Getting Started with Wine Tasting - Ever wondered why you like some wines and not others? We’re all different. We all like different things, and we'll find out why and how to fine tune your sensory abilities.

How to Taste Wine - Bouquet, tannin, balance, length. You’ve heard them all, we’ll show you just how to develop the ability to isolate flavors and tastes, and how to not only recognise these but to describe them as well.

Discovering Different Wine Types and Grape Varieties - From Chenin Blanc to Chardonnay, Sincere to Sauvignon Blanc or Chianti to Claret. It can seem a minefield, but don’t worry, it won’t be long before it all makes sense.

Exploring Wine Regions - Have you heard of the terms “Old World” or “New World”? Bordeaux or Barossa? Regionality is so important to wine, and we’ll discuss, how the soil and climate affect the wines that we drink.

Reading a wine label and buying wine - Wine lists can seem a nightmare, but we’ll show you how to choose wine with more confidence as we discuss how to interpret wine labels and understand the differences between New and Old World labels.

Wine Serving Tips - What is the right temperature to serve a wine? What is the best glass to use? How should I store my wine? We’ll give you advice and tips on just how to get the maximum appreciation from your wine.


We will taste wines from Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, South America, & Spain amongst others. This course is perfect for people who are new to wine tasting and just want to learn more in a relaxed environment.

All tastings include; minimum of 6 wines sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, full tasting notes, tasting sheet, use of professional tastings glasses and nibbles.

All our courses can be purchased as a Gift Voucher - just send and email to when you have booked this tasting, asking us to send it as a Gift Voucher, and we will pop one into the post 1st class for you at no extra charge. Alternatively, for an Open Dated Gift Voucher, click HERE.

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Course Date/Time: Tue 20th Aug 2019 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Duration: 2 hrs

Venue: DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel, Cambridge Street

Event Price: £25.00







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