Where: AWC Wine Academy, 53 Queen Anne Street, Marylebone, London W1G 9JR
£: The course cost is 360 per person for four weekly sessions.
What is it?
The Antique Wine Company, well known for the buying and selling of fine and rare wines is launching the AWC Wine Academy. The company who set a new Guinness World Record for the sale of the most expensive bottle of white wine in the world (an 1811 Châteaud’Yquem), is creating the wine school in response to first hand evidence of their clients desire to extend their wine knowledge and a general growing trend to know more about the subject.
While many people might feel intimidated in attempting to learn about wine, the AWC Wine Academy seeks to break down those barriers by offering courses that are structured and informative, yet relaxed and entertaining in their delivery. They have appointed award-winning wine journalist John Stimpfig as Director of the AWC Wine Academy and secured a range of highly regarded wine specialists including Tim Atkin MW as guest tutors.
The first series of courses led by Tim Atkin MW begins with Essential Wine Tasting Techniques for Beginners. The course offers a jump start in wine knowledge from a wine expert who is not only knowledgeable on the subject of wine, but who can communicate it in an informative, yet genial way.
Highlights include: classic tasting techniques, blind tastings, top tips and trade secrets, describing wine and assessing quality, understanding different wine styles, grape varieties, countries, regions and price points, food and wine matching and serving tips and techniques.
Running over four weeks the evening sessions will begin at 7 pm and run until 8.30 pm, culminating in the re-tasting of wines sampled during the session and food matching, which will end at 9 pm.
More info: For more information and to book a course, please contact Deborah Ives, Director of AWC Wine Academy Operations by phoning +44 (0)20 3219 5588 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. To view all available courses go to www.antique-wine.com.