A very warm welcome to Cambridgeshire Wine School - an independent wine education company, not affiliated to any wine merchants or retailers. We run Wine Tastings and Wine Courses in Cambridge for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about it. No previous wine tasting experience is necessary.
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Come enjoy a decadent evening of fine sparkling wine at the Cambridge Brew House! This tasting explores 6 different types of sparkling wine including a fish & chip supper - a chance to try a most spectacular food and wine pairing (see below for details)! For many people the glass of fizz at the start of the meal is among the most enjoyable drink of the evening. These wines are crafted by the wine maker and the processes involved in making the sparkle is key.
11am to 4pm, with 2 course lunch & a sparkling Italian wine. Come and enjoy a friendly, informal and fun wine journey through the wonderful world of Italian wine.
This exciting and structured course is the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award (formerly known as the Intermediate Certificate). You do not have to first complete Level 1 - you can jump in straight at this level (Level 2) if you like.
Join us on a 2 month jaunt across the globe as we visit a variety of wine-making countries, tasting everything from Chianti Classico to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc as we go. If you want an in-depth, yet broad-based, introduction to the Wonderful World of Wine then this is the course for you! WHAT WILL I GET FROM THIS COURSE By the end of the 8 evenings: You will have gained a good understanding of the world's major grape varieties and the wine styles they produce You will have been taught to assess and taste wine like a true professional, and be able to identify any faults found in wine (e.
This fascinating course is a great introduction to wine comparing the classic wine regions of France directly with the best the New World can offer using the same grapes! Learn all the basics about the different grape varieties and how to taste wine like a professional! We will compare Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay and more from the best locations and producers from France and the New World.
In a grand Cambridge dining room, join us for a 4-course dinner including a flight of 5 matched wines. Learn about 1920s dinner etiquette plus Carson's wine cellar secrets! Dine with us the 'Downton Abbey' way in the spectacular setting of Gonville & Caius college.
COURSE OUTLINE Introduction to the Worlds major wine regions New World Wines (Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, California) vs Old World Classics (France, Italy, & Spain) Major Red Grape Varieties - Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo & others.
Cheese is often considered the perfect partner to wine, but it's not always that easy. Often white wine works just as well as red and you can find out why when we taste 7 wines matching them with seven top quality cheeses from around the world! We'll look at 7 cheese styles from top local delicatessen The Cambridge Cheese Company: goat's cheese, salty cheddar, melting brie styles, crumbly wensleydale, blue cheese, manchego and smoked cheddar.
It's time to take a closer look at Iberian wine-making! There are so many changes going on in Spain and Portugal, these two countries have increasingly grabbed attention in the wine world. There is more to Portugal than just Port! The cool areas on the north-west coast produce some intriguing white wines, while in the Douro Valley they have been exploiting the Port grapes to make robust, ripe, chocolatey table wines - often some of Europe's best value reds! And in the south we find Ribetajo, Alentejo and the Algarve (where Cliff Richard has a winery!), all capable of producing interesting and complex wines.
If you want to get a taste of what we offer at Cambridgeshire Wine School, then join us for an introductory look at the wonderfully diverse and quirky world of wine. We will taste at least six wines from around the world and provide many pointers to enhance your appreciation of wine.
Come enjoy a decadent evening of fine sparkling wines at Coast Restaurant! This tasting explores 6 different types of sparkling wine including a fish & chip supper - a chance to try a most spectacular food and wine pairing (see below for details)! For many people the glass of fizz at the start of the meal is among the most enjoyable drink of the evening. These wines are crafted by the wine maker and the processes involved in making the sparkle is key.
This in-depth and intensive course is the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits (formerly known as the Advance Certificate). The course is designed for anyone wishing to gain in-depth knowledge of wines and spirits and build upon the knowledge gained at Level 2.
SOLVE CHRISTMAS! Join us for a fun wine tasting journey tasting at least 13 wines from around the world (and discovering which pairs best with the Christmas meal). No previous experience necessary! INCLUDES SABRAGE DEMONSTRATION! 11am to 4pm, with 2 course lunch & Champagne.
Join us over 4 evenings as we dig deep into wines from New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Chile, California, Argentina and England! This course is a terrific chance to try a wide range of wines, discover new favorites and understand the unique contribution to wine made by different new world countries. This discovery tour of the New World wines and regions will: Introduce you to well established and new grape varieties Explain how the way wine is made influences flavour Help you understand common wine faults and what to do about them Give you the keys to interpret wine labels The course programme (all Tuesdays 7-9pm and IF YOU NEED TO SKIP ANY we can credit you so you can pick them up when they repeat or use your credit for any other tasting): 05 MAY - Australia & New Zealand + how wine is made 12 MAY - Chile & Argentina + common wine faults 19 MAY - USA & South Africa + understanding wine labels 26 MAY - Champagne & Sparkling Wine (+ optional fish & chips supper)! This is a fantastic opportunity to taste over 25 exciting wines and discover those you like best.
SOLVE CHRISTMAS! Join us for a fun wine tasting journey tasting at least 13 wines from around the world (and discovering which pairs best with the Christmas meal). Our Saturday courses are held in the beautiful surrounds of Gonville and Caius college, one of the oldest university colleges in Cambridge (founded 1348).