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Wine Tasting Course: All Abilities

Thursday 29 November 2018
19:00 - 21:30
2.5 Hours / 1 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

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£40.00 Course symbols: N

Course description

Discover how to taste wine correctly, learn about a variety of different wines and what suits your palate. Understand how to identify flavours through grape varieties included in wine production. Also makes a great gift for someone special or why not come along with a friend?

Entry requirements

You need no prior skills. It should however be noted that wine is an alcoholic drink and therefore participants should consider how they are getting home from the class.

What you will learn

The course is an introductory level single session for beginners to wine tasting. Although there are standard wine tasting terms and descriptions, the course focuses on what you (the student) likes in a wine. The single session will cover the basics of how to taste wine, identify what grape participants like best by sampling different types of wine, what to look for when buying wines, discuss the impact of different glasses, explore the wines from different geographies and help students identify the style of wine that they like best.

How you will learn on this course

Students will take part in sampling some of the main varieties of grape and score the wine depending on how much they like the wine – based on sight, taste and smell. Core information will be provided through presentations and workshop discussion.

How you will be assessed on this course

At the end of the course students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate knowledge of the main different types of wine grape. 2. Describe how to taste wine. 3. Score different wines based on basic tasting principles. 4. Develop a tasting wheel. 5. Identify how to purchase wines. 6. Explore how the environment affects the taste of wines.

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What you can do next

Need to up skill in Maths, English and Digital Skills – look at our Level 1/2 Functional Skills, GCSE and Digital Skills course offer. We also offer courses and one to one training on iPads/tablets, iPhones and laptops.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor may ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. This paperwork is a requirement of the College’s Quality Improvement Programme.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking