THE WORLD OF WINE:

FROM GRAPE TO GLASS

BECOME A WINE PRO IN JUST FEW HOURS

From the basics to advanced knowledge of wine
Wine classes including wine tastings

Wine is a complex topic that is intermingled with history, culture, agriculture, geology, and genetics. So how can you learn more about wine without getting bogged down by details?

Wine means many things to many people. It is a passion, career, hobby, beverage, meal accompaniment, investment or simply a pleasant break from everyday life. For others, it triggers special memories. And of course, for many, it offers a chance to relax and enjoy life’s pleasures.

Regardless of how you look at wine, there is always something new to learn about this timeless beverage.

PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION, SEND US AN EMAIL AT :
isabelle@winetravelinczech.com or Andrea@winetravelinczech.com


ABOUT THE CLASS

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    Private wine tasting and educational courses for individuals
    (minimum 6 to maximum 12 persons).

WHAT TO EXPECT   

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    This is an ideal course for anyone with a love for wine and wine tasting. In a matter of 3 months, this course will provide you with a broad understanding of the principles and practices of the wine industry, with a focus on Czech wines.

    Course topics will include wine tasting lessons, wine production, grape varieties, the history of wine and more…

    You will gain a lot of knowledge of the wine industry in a fun and educational setting. Each lesson includes guided tastings of local and international wines.

FOR WHOM

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    Whether you are a wine novice or a seasoned oenophile, this course offers the perfect next step to becoming a wine expert!

WHY  

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    By the end of this course, you will be well armed to go into any wine store or restaurant and confidently select a beverage based on your preferences and increased understanding.

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

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    The course will be led by instructors Isabelle (French) or Andrea (Czech), wine enthusiasts and experts based in Prague, and the original founders of the Wine Travel in Czech company.

    Both instructors have successfully finished level 3 at WSET – Wines and Spirits International Weinakademie Österreich and passed its final exam to receive their Advanced certificate.

WHEN

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    6 sessions taking place every other Monday from 6:30 pm (day can be modified according to your agenda). Courses begin Thursday, 8 October, 2020.

    Following classes will be:
    19.10 / 2.11 / 16.11 / 30.11 /7.12

    Missed class might be replaced with extra lesson.

WHERE

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    In a private room located in a cozy, accessible environment – Alifea, Zborovská 32, Praha 5

HOW MUCH

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    The price is 9 600,- Czk / person.

    That includes 6 classes + 1 extra lesson, course materials and wines tasted during each session and small refreshment.

MAIN REASONS TO REGISTER

  • > Learn how to taste wine properly
  • > Upgrade your personal wine knowledge
  • > Ask any wine tasting question from educated instructors
  • > Enjoy guided tastings of Czech and international wines
  • > Meet other wine enthusiasts living in Prague

THE WINE CLASS CONSISTS OF 6 + 1 WINE LESSONS:

Lesson 1 / How to taste wine properly

An educational but fun way to learn how to taste wine. Tasting wine is different than tasting just about anything else you can think of. All the swirling and sniffing might seem like an affectation. These steps really serve an important purpose: helping us make sense of the complex and mysterious nuances of wine.

*to those who already had this lesson, we will add an extra lesson for free.

 

Lesson 2 / Wine history and vitis vinifera

Wine has been a popular beverage of mankind for thousands of years. This lesson will review its amazing history and understand the plant itself from the roots to the fruit.

 

Lesson 3 / Wine geography, weather, and climate

You’ve probably heard that great wine begins in the vineyard; but if you step back and get a wider perspective, you’ll realize there is even more behind it: temperature, climate, elevation, soil type, and geographic.

 

Lesson 4 / Wine production

    • Still wine (white, red, rosé)
    • Sparkling wine
    • Fortified wine

While the process of making wine may not seem all that complicated, there are many factors winemakers must consider to create a fine drop – everything from the weather to the laws to the costs involved. It is definitely not as simple as just crushing grapes! Learn how wine is made, from picking grapes to bottling wine.

 

Lesson 5 / Grape varieties

There are over 10,000 varieties of wine grapes in the world. Learn about the most popular grapes and wine blends in the world. Learning about grape varieties is a great foundation to expanding your wine knowledge and learning which wine styles you prefer.

 

Lesson 6 / Wine and Food Pairing & Service

While perfect wine and food pairings have much to do with personal taste, it is also true that certain wines do often work best with particular dishes. The basics of successful matches are relatively straightforward, though not always easy to achieve. Learn more about matching food and wine as well as correct service and storage.

 

* Extra lesson for those who already had lesson 1 or for those who will bring a friend:

Reading a wine label

New World vs Old World wine labels: Wine labels are filled with information. Some of it is critical to understanding what is in the bottle, and some of it is just marketing jargon. There are some basic formulas that can help you understand the sometimes-confusing messaging on wine labels.