How to Taste Like a Pro...Cabernet Sauvignon" - 21 April

cabernet_sauvignon.jpgCome and join me for a series of wine workshops designed to explore the regional particularities of various "Noble" grape varieties.

Expanding on our highly popular workshop "How To Taste Like A Pro", these classes will help us learn the specific "markers" that enable a wine pro to identify the variety in a blind tasting.

Using a systematic approach to tasting, we will also be able to pinpoint origin, evaluate its quality, and recognize the wine making techniques used to craft each wine.

This series of classes is designed for wine lovers with advanced levels of tasting knowledge in particular those who have participated to our previous "How To Taste" workshops as well as WSET students Level 3 and Level 4.

In our first session on 21 April, we will taste:

2007 Cono Sur 20 Barrels, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo, Chile
2006 Ridge, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, USA
2008 Katnook Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, Australia OR
2006 Clairault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Australia
2005 Vieux Chateau Landon, Medoc, Bordeaux, France
2001 Ch. Pontet-Canet, 5ème Cru, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

when: 21 April (Thursday), 19h00 to 21h00
where: The Fine Wine Center, 3rd Floor, Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay
price:For one class: $650, 3 x classes: $1,750, 5 x classes: $2,750

The series will also include the following workshops:

- Chardonnay on 28 April

- Sparkling Wine on 26 May

- Sauvignon Blanc on 09 June

- Pinot Noir on 16 june

Please inquire with The Fine Wine Center at for more information on cost & availability.

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 travelled extensively throughout the various wines regions around the world.