Virtual Wine Tasting - Cheese and Wine Tasting
With current Covid regulations preventing us from running our usual “classroom” events we are going online to offer you the same expertly tutored wine experience
The idea is that we will all have 3 easily sourced wines that are the same for all of us, and we will link in via a Zoom session and taste the wines together over an hour or so. This will be a fun get-together and your host, Justin, will share his knowledge and stories as he looks at a variety of wine styles from around the world - some familiar to you, some less so.
We will open and taste the 3 wines together. (You need only consume a sample of each and afterwards you can follow our wine preservation tips to keep left overs for another day).
You can hop in and out of the sessions as you want, and, it will be recorded and available for you to be able to watch in your own time later on if you want to.
How will we all be tasting the same Cheese & Wine?
There is a £15.00 joining fee per household for the evening, and then, as set out below, you will need to purchase the cheese & wines required for the evening.
We will also send instructions and you will be able to join via Zoom from a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. Zoom is proving to be a very sociable medium for wine tasting so we can guarantee you'll have fun! Each session will be around 75 minutes, starting at 7pm.
On each evening, we’ll get together, and we’ll talk about the wines, the regions and countries that they came from, share a few stories, and other than that, just have a jolly good yarn over a couple of glasses of wine.
Cheese & Wine Matching - The last evening is all about cheese and wine. We’ll taste 3 different styles of delicious cheese with 3 different wines from around the world and understand how a good pairing can make a massive difference to both. It's a great way to not only gain an understanding of how and why different cheeses pair so well with different wines, but also a chance to understand how to pair food and wine in general. You’ll pick up some really useful tips that you can put to good use at home as we talk about the building blocks of wine; acidity, alcohol, tannin and sweetness and the affect these have on food.
Below are the wines required with some suggested options. The wines do not need to be the same as listed, or from the same place, as long as thay are the same style as listed.
Wine No.1 - Picpoul de Pinet e.g. Classics Picpoul de Pinet - M&S - £8
Wine No.2 - Bardolino e.g. Cavalchina Bardolino - M&S - £10
Wine No.3 - Valpolicella Ripasso. e.g. Classics Valpolicella Ripasso - M&S - £10
Cheese No.1 - Rocamadour Goats Cheese. e.g. Reflets de France Rocamadour Goats Cheese 3 x 35g - M&S - £3.59
Cheese No.2 - Compte. e.g. Entremont Speciality Terroirs Du Comte 200g - M&S - £3.50
Cheese No.3 - Pecorino. e.g. Natoora Pecorino Romano Typically: 200g - M&S - £4.13
If you cannot find these exact wines, don’t despair, as long as they are similar, that’s the important bit, so, if you can’t find the Classics Picpoul de Pinet in your store, just get another Picpoul de Pinet at a similar price, and it will be fine – just ask us if in doubt.
If you feel like a few nibbles to go along with the tasting, we will suggest some in the email we will send with joining instructions once you have booked.
Want to rebook from a previously cancelled tasting, or use your Gift Voucher?
If you have booked on any previous course that has had to be postponed due to the coronavirus, you can redeem your booking against these tastings. Remember, each Zoom session is per household, so if you have booked and paid for a single place on one of our cancelled tastings, you would be able to attend 2 of our Zoom sessions, as they are £15.00 each, and if you have booked and paid for 2 places, you would be entitled to book onto 4 zoom sessions.
Please note that this is the Zoom session only, not for the costs of the wines, that you will need to purchase prior to each event.
If you would like to use a voucher for the tasting, this would be as above, but again, please note that it can be used for the session only, not for the wines.
Just click HERE and add your deatils, name, cancelled course date, or gift Voucher number, and we will get back to you.
To Book, simply click on the link below, and we will email you with details of where to buy the wines, what we will be tasting and the links for the Zoom session.
***Looking for a voucher for our Virtual Tastings, check out our vouchers HERE***
So if you're a wine and a cheese lover, know what you like but want to learn a bit more about it then this is the course for you!
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Places remaining: 23
Course Date/Time: Sat 13th Feb 2021 at 7.00pm - 8.15pm
Duration: 1 Hour 15 Min
Venue: Online Zoom Tasting