Networking and Wine Masterclass
Having been hastily postponed earlier in the month due to heavy snows, we were finally able to host our long-awaited Networking & Wine Masterclass last week. The event was led by Chris Scott, head of Thirty Fifty Wines, who we challenged to demystify the world of wine, and to deliver some practical advice on choosing, using and storing wine.
Chris began by pinpointing great wines from lesser known regions, before outlining the process that members should follow to pick out good wines from the vast selection on offer in supermarkets. It was then time for some blind tasting, and members worked in teams to work out the grape variety and region from a handy reference table, before learning how to price wines just by taste!
This was followed by a truly informative Q&A session, during which members learned how to quickly reduce strong tannin flavours, the best way to choose a wine at restaurants, and how to begin collecting and ageing wines without the benefit of a large cellar.
We’re sure that our attendees can now approach any wine situation with confidence and understanding.