LEEDS CORN EXCHANGE! TWO POWER HOUSES: France vs. Italy wine tasting
Thursday 21st June, 6.30-8.30pm
at Leeds Corn Exchange, LS1
Price: £27.50 | 6 wines | Amazing cheese too
Who makes the best wine? France or Italy?
Some arguments can’t be resolved without a showdown. Let’s do it!
It’s a long established rivalry: Italy proudly produces the most wine in the world; however, France makes the most expensive wine in the world (in the list of 50 most expensive wines in the world, bar twelve, they are all French!). Both countries, unsurprisingly, claim to ‘make the best wine in the world’.
Let’s put it to the taste test…
The fight of the fizz: Prosecco vs. Champagne.
Who makes the classiest white? Chablis vs. Gavi.
The biggest and the most beautiful red? Barolo vs. Bordeaux.
We’ll taste some of these pairs blind (e.g. the bottle will be covered up, not like Fifty Shades of Grey), to really put their quality to the test. Get excited about this tasting, because this is a rare opportunity to taste these wines side by side!
With amazing cheese from the killer-cheese team at The Cheeseboard in Harrogate.
Why learn about wine?
- Confidence buying wine
It can be overwhelming eyeing up the wall of wine in a supermarket or wine merchants. Have you ever bought wine based on a snazzy label or solely because it was reduced from £12 to £6? We all have! How would you like to walk into a wine shop, confidently find your favorite wines, and leave 100% satisfied?
- Improve your ability to taste and smell
Anyone can learn to become a wizz-kid at smelling and tasting wine, all you need is practice. I’ve had people tell me that ‘wine just tastes like wine’ to them and they have a terrible sense of smell etc, only to find themselves saying ‘I really can smell elderflower’ only an hour into the wine tasting. It won’t be long until you are picking out ‘leather’, ‘peaches’ or ‘banana’ too. Like any other muscle this is just a skill to be honed and toned and you’ll be amazed at what you are capable of.
- Extra skills: geography & history
One of the world’s most famous wine writers, Jancis Robinson, describes wine as ‘geography in a bottle’ – so true! You will see so many maps, pictures of soil, weather diagrams that if you aren’t already a geography buff, then you soon will be! Alongside this, you also learn about history of wine regions and the culture that goes along with it.
- Feel good talking about wine
Have you ever loved a wine but had no idea how explain what you loved about it and why? The more you taste various styles and flavours, you’ll feel confident in talking about wine with anyone.
- Make friends through wine
It’s easy to make pals when you have a shared interest. These wine tasting events are designed for you to feel relaxed chatting with everyone in the room and getting to know other wine lovers like yourself.
Come by yourself, with your ma, your bestie, your partner in crime, your work peeps, whoevs. All are welcome for this fun and merry wine tasting.
Looking forward to welcoming you!
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