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Wine classes

Wine classes

Wine Classes

We know the world of wine can be complex and confusing, the endless variety is one of the reasons we love it so much, so come along to one of our classes and learn about wine from Master of Wine Andrew Corrigan or one of our talented staff members in a fun, informative and relaxed environment.

See below for available classes.

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Upcoming wine classes

Masterclass - Nick Mills from Rippon Vineyard in Central Otago, NZ

There are only 4 spots left! 

"From their entry level Pinot Noir to their single vineyard wines, the quality is just outstanding. The schist soil confers a tension, purity and minerality which is simply magical... In Summary, whatever you can find from this producer, just buy it! - Julie Dupouy, The Taste, March 2017 
 
"[Nick] Mills’s wines from one of the most dramatically-sited, cool climate vineyards in the world, are consistently the most evocative of any that I have come across from New Zealand..” - Joshua Greene, Wine & Spirits
 
This is an exciting period for us with some superb winemaker Masterclasses' recently that tend to sell out swiftly. 
 
On the 25th of October we are thrilled to welcome one of the legends of New Zealand wine, winemaker Nick Mills from Rippon in Central Otago who will host a rare guided Masterclass of his stunning artisanal wines. Whether you want to learn more about Biodynamic practices from a master, or simply wish to experience these iconic beautiful wines, book now and join us for this Friday Night Event. 
 
We’ll be looking at an array of Rippon wines including what is arguably New Zealand’s most complex Sauvignon Blanc, a thrilling dry Riesling, one of the great Gewurtztraminer's of the world, and of -course a selection of Rippon’s legendary Pinot Noirs including a scarce 2010 Cellar Release. 
 
There are only 4 spots available so please don’t hesitate to book online or call the store directly to reserve your seats. 
 
What: Rippon Vineyard Masterclass with owner and winemaker Nick Mills
When: Friday the 25th October, 6.15pm arrival for a prompt 6.30pm start.

Cost: $50.00

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Masterclass - Barolo and Piedmont with Ethereal Wines - SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT!

This is an exceptional tasting of leading Barolo producers and other wines of Piedmont. The wines for this event are imported by leading distributor Ethereal Wines, who we are delighted to be partnering up with on this event.   If you are an Italian wine lover, do not miss this masterclass!

Course Date: Thursday, 17th October, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Arrival time 6:15pm.

Refund and Return Policy: Refunds or exchanges are not available where you simply change your mind or where you do not have a receipt for the products or services. If something does come up however, we can help you try and sell your ticket/s before the event, course or class has commenced. Once this time has passed, The Company, it’s directors and employees exclude all liability to you and any other persons who use a product1 or service you have purchased including liability for any consequential loss or damage, loss of business or profits. Also, you agree that The Company may retail any booking fees or other incidental costs.

Cost: $50.00

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Masterclass: Champagne and Sparkling Wine - Thursday 7th Nov - **SOLD OUT**

SOLD OUT

A Thursday night event covering a theme or grape variety, the evening includes a wide variety of wines and a fork supper held in our mezzanine tasting room.

Wine enthusiast or novice, all will enjoy this series of wine masterclasses. Our Master of Wine Andrew Corrigan with talk about the various regions, climates and agriculture that affects all of the nuances of winemaking as you taste a range of wines. Learn the art of tasting, the differences in quality and a bit about organic wines.

Course Date: 7th November 2019, a Thursday evening from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Arrival time 6:15pm.

Refund and Return Policy: Refunds or exchanges are not available where you simply change your mind or where you do not have a receipt for the products or services. If something does come up however, we can help you try and sell your ticket/s before the event, course or class has commenced. Once this time has past, The company, its directors and employees exclude all liability to you and any other persons who use a product or service you have purchased including liability for any consequential loss or damage, loss of business or profits. Also, you agree that The Company may retail any booking fees or other incidental costs.

Cost: $85.00

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