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In this 8-week course, the student will experience 10 to 12 wines tasted per class including red and white wines from France, the USA, Italy, Germany, Spain, Champagne and Port. Wines provided by the Marriott Essex House Hotel. Weekly Class Content:Week 1 - This class is about white wines of France.
White Wines of France
In this class, you will learn more about white wines of France. Sip a Sancerre or a Pouilly-Fume from the Loire Valley, a Chablis, Meursault or Puligny-Montrachet from Burgundy. You will learn which grape varieties have which characteristics as we move on to Rieslings from Alsace, to Graves and the sweeter Sauternes of Bordeaux.
White Wines of California and New York
In this class, you'll be exploring the art of tasting wine. The wines from California and those from the transcontinental rivals in New York's wine-growing regions. You study the color. Is it nearly colorless? Straw color? Do you detect a tint of green? You swirl. You sniff. Now you know why they call it the wine's bouquet.
White Wines of Germany: Component Tasting
You will learn among the white wines of Germany. Taking a Rhein journey. Moseying down the Mosel. Know if it is really possible to read a German wine label. Meanwhile, the inside story on sending back an unsatisfactory bottle. When you should do it, and why and how. Have you the notion to invest in wine? Then listen carefully.
Red Wines of Burgundy and the Rhone
This class will begin on the study of the legendary red wines of France. Burgundy first. Blame Napoleon if you have trouble understanding the complexities of this fabled region.