By now, you might be familiar with our workshop "How To Taste Like A Pro" in which we learned the various "markers" helping a pro to identify wine quality & style. Expanding on this series, we now focus on each major grape varieties.
The objective of our workshop is now to identify the specific characteristics of each grapes and the subtle differences found from around the world.
By comparing and contrasting the wines throughout the evening, we focus on the clues in the glass to draw a picture of each wines and regions of origin. We learn about structure, aromatic profile, wine making technique, and the influence of "terroir".
Please join me on 13 October when we will explore Riesling, a most unique and noble white grape variety.
In this session, we will taste:
2009 Dr Loosen Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Germany
2009 Josef Leitz Alte Reben, Rüdesheimer Berg Rottland, Reinghau, Germany
2008 Riesling, Vignobles d'Epfig, Dme Ostertag, Alsace, France
2008 Pikes, The Merle Riesling, Clare Valley, Australia
2010 Henschke Julius Riesling, Eden Valley, Australia
2010 Felton Road Bannockburn Riesling, Central Otago, New Zealand
When: 13 October (Thursday), 19h00 to 21h00
Where: The Fine Wine Center, 3rd Floor, Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay
This workshop is also part of a series that will include:
20 - Merlot
24 - Bordeaux Left Bank
01 - Bordeaux Right Bank
15 - Burgundy Red
22 - Burgundy White
Single class: $650
2 x classes: $1,200
3 x classes: $1,500
Tel: 2110 1680 Fax: 2114 0996
This tasting will be led by JC Viens, who is a Certified Tutor of the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and a holder of the WSET Diploma (Merit). He is now studying to become Master of Wine. Avid wine lover and a storyteller, he has traveled extensively throughout the various wines regions around the world.