AuFait with Wine recognises that wine is a social skill and has a mission to educate the world about wine, wine production, the mysteries of wine and the many unknown and interesting facts related to everyone’s favourite tipple.
Travel Burgundy North to South
Burgundy has much to delight the wine lover. Using Chardonnay for the white wines and Pinot Noir for the red. This session explores the region including The Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune the home of the majority of Burgundy’s grand red and white Grand Cru’s. Tasting will involve 4 representative regional wines.
Uncorking the Mysteries of Champagne
From Dom Perignon to Widow Verve Cliquot how was the Champagne method discovered? how did it evolve? and how is it produced today? Moving step by step through the process will lead to an appreciation of the production process versus cost. Tasting will involve comparing 3 different Champagnes.
What’s in a Wine Label?
If you choose your wine because you like the label it’s time to learn how to understand exactly what you’re buying. Are you getting value for money? How can you identify the quality and origin of a wine from what you read? What exactly is in the bottle you are buying? Tasting will involve 4 of the labels examined.
- Wine Tastings
- Wine & Food Matching Events
- Sessions in your own home
- Corporate Team Building
- Stag & Hen Nights
- Surprise Parties
Can all be delivered in a way that demystifies this exciting and often sought after skill.
La Rioja – The Home of the Tempranillo Grape
An interesting session exploring this magical location, the red and white wines, and the quality classification system of this most famous Spanish wine region are covered. How does the grape affect the finished product? How is the wine produced and aged? Traditional Tapas will be included in the tasting of 4 regionally representative wines.
Food & Wines Perfect Pairing
Opinion wavers on clear rights and wrongs when it comes to food and wine matching, but certain flavours bring out the best in each other. Use this session to explore grape varieties and the common foods which will provide the perfect partner. 5 common foods and 4 wines will be tasted in this session.
Understanding Nobel Grapes
These grapes are widely planted in most of the major wine producing regions. They have widespread appeal and consumer recognition, and are highly likely to appear on wine labels as varietal wines. Within this session learn how to successfully blind taste 2 red and 2 white Nobel varietal wines.
Blended Online Self-study
AuFait with Wine offers distance blended learning options for the wine enthusiast who wishes to study for pleasure, and also for those who wish to gain a first steps WSET qualification but find that it is difficult to attend regular classes in person.
WSET – Level 1 Award in Wine
A basic introduction to the principles of wine, completion will lay a firm foundation on which to build knowledge and understanding. This is inclusive of food and wine pairing, a wine tasting and a summative multiple choice examination.
WSET – Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits
Level 2 covers the major grape varieties and where they are grown around the world. Those completing this are taught how to taste wine professionally using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting, to read labels, understand sparkling wines, to have a working knowledge of spirits and to successfully pair food and wine.