Online Zoom 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 and cheeses 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 along with the cheese. (You need only consume a sample of each wine and afterwards you can follow our wine preservation tips to keep left overs for another day).
You can hop in and out of the session 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 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 joining 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 - As a guide, all the Wines and Cheese I have advertised are from Waitrose - However, you don't need to have the same products ass me - as long as they are the same type of wine and cheese.. We’ll taste 3 different styles of delicious cheese with 3 different wines from Italy 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, how we 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.
Wine No.1 - Tre Fiori Greco di Tufo DOCG - £8.79
Wine No.2 - Costers del Prior Priorat - £14.99
Wine No.3 - Paolo Leo Primitivo - £10.99
Cheese No.1 - Waitrose Taleggio Strength 4 - 200g - £3.00
Cheese No.2 - Waitrose Spanish Manchego Strength 3 - £3.75
Cheese No.3 - Waitrose Duchy Parmigiano Reggiano DOP Strength 6 - 150g - £4.00
So, as long as you can get hold of a Greco di Tufo, a Priorat and a Primitivo for the wine, and a Taleggio, a Manchego and a Parmigiano Reggiano for the cheese, that is all that is required.
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 £12.50 each (except cheese evenings which are £15), 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.
So if you're an Italian cheese and wine 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: 14
Course Date/Time: Sat 28th Nov 2020 at 7.00pm - 8.15pm
Duration: 1 Hour 15 Min
Venue: Online Zoom Tasting