Online 6 Week Old World vs New World

Online 6 Week Old World vs New World

We've got a fab Online 6 week introduction to Old World and New World Wines

This wine course is designed for people who have an interest in wine and want to know more about it. Old World refers to key historic regions in Europe, we will be concentrating on Italy and Spain. For the New World it will wines from New Zealand and Australia. Being online you can enjoy this series of tastings from the safety and comfort of your own home!  


  • 19th February - Italy - a modern style of Pinot Grigio - bear with us it is quite delicious! along with an appassimento style of red
  • 26th February - Italy & Spain - a crisp fragrant Godello from Spain plus a full-bodied red from Puglia
  • 5th March - Spain - to show it is not all about Rioja we will be tasting two reds - one from priorat and one from Ribero-del-duero
  • 12th March - New Zealand - Pinot Gris and a delicious 'noble' sauvignon blanc
  • 19th March -New Zealand and Australia - an aussie viognier and a lovely syrah from NZ
  • 26th March - Australia - classic Rielsing and a very different semillon

Italy makes wines from so many grape varieties it makes it very difficult to choose which ones to show. However, we have chosen three for this tasting that includes aold favourite with a modern twist and a couple of the more unusual varieties.

Spain also makes some interesting white wines such as fragrant Godello, with a peachy soft juiciness reminiscent of Chardonnay balanced by the crisp finish of a Sauvignon Blanc. And when it comes to reds does Rioja still rule the roost or can the region of Ribera del Duero knock it off its perch?

New Zealand is fast becoming the benchmark for New World Sauvignon Blanc (from Marlborough), but there is much more to these two islands than that. South Island also produces some wonderful Pinot Noir & stunning zesty Riesling, whilst the warmer climate of North Island is home to delicious Cabernet and Merlot and fuller, softer, riper, white wines.

A lot of people think of Australian wine as reliable, fruit-driven wines with lots of oak. This tasting will set the record straight. The world of Australian wine is far more complex as so is its climate. There are hot, warm, cool, dry and wet locations in Australia and they all make totally different wines. There are also a growing number of small boutique wineries where the winemakers concentrate on producing limited quantities of hand-made wines (in contrast to the mass-produced big brands).

There will be two wines a week and we have chosen some interesting and different wines for this course. The 12 wines for you to purchase come from Majestic and offers really good value.

Just make your choice of booking and we will send you the list of wines along with suggestions for cheeses to pair.

No previous experience is necessary to enjoy the course, the emphasis is on tasting and learning! 

Alternatively you can book the three week Old World course and three week New World course separately for £40 each.



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Course Date/Time: Fri 19th Feb 2021 at 7pm - 8.30pm


Venue: Your Home

Event Price: £75.00







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