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We've come up with an exciting wine school programme that will leave you wanting more!
£30 per person per wine school
Wine school, two courses in our California Bar with matching wines - £55 per person
Stay the night with breakfast from £144.50 per person*
Our specialist subject, and in perfect timing as our latest shipment will be on the water from the 2015 Spring releases. Join us for a vinous trip around Napa, Sonoma & Mendocino Counties, plus a trip down South to Arroyo Grande. We will explore the classic grape varieties and compare hillside and coastal fruit. Many of the wines being opened will be totally new and exclusive to The Vineyard.
In this school, we look at what has probably been the biggest growth area in the world of fine wine in recent years, Argentina. It is with the current excitement around steakhouses in the restaurant world that the noble Malbec grape has found to be one of the perfect matches to beef. We will explore the range of wines that Argentina produces, featuring Malbec as their pinnacle of achievement. Daniel Galmiche will also prepare a couple of beef cuts for us to pair to the wines being opened.
Spain has long had an enviable reputation in crafting unique wines from the classic regions. However over the last few years a raft of “New Spain” has arrived on our shores, providing another element to their world of wine. We will look at both styles, from long-aged Rioja to the wines of Toro & Priorat. A real Iberian road trip!
Burgundy is perhaps the most enticing wine regions for the enthusiast, having so many artisanal producers creating great wines albeit in limited quantities. In this session we will focus on the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes in many expressions, from Chablis through to Macon, and some great bottles from areas such as Gevrey-Chambertin and Vosne-Romanee. This wine school is one for the lover of classic wines.
If you’re a fan of sparkling wine, this wine school will be the ideal opportunity for you to try a range of sparkling wines from around the world. Of course Champagne will feature, but we will show how California and Spain compete. Plus take a good look at English fizz – now consistently winning awards and giving the French classics a real run for their money.
Coravin is the legendary new wine preservation system, invented in the USA and now arrived on our shores. We will open a range of bottles and show how the system operates. Plus taste some wines that have been accessed previously to demonstrate how reliable this invention is. Lovers of a decent glass of wine every night, but who do not want to consume a bottle, or waste wine should attend this. It will change the way you serve your bottles.
This evening is quite simple. A collection of bottles suitable for the festive lunch and some tips on what to match with, serving ideas, plus a host of tips on making the most important lunch of the year stress-free!
*Based on two people sharing a Luxury Double room.