Terroir to Table
A private sensorial & informational wine course for groups of 8 or more
Composed for those with an inquisitive, epicurean & vinous bent, ‘Terroir to Table’ is intended to provide participants with a greater familiarity of a broad range of wines & styles. The best way to improve or develop your wine knowledge & palate memory is to try as many wines as possible, so we taste around 50 different wines during the course.
Constructed around the table, it is a relaxed, unpretentious and intimate interaction but demonstrates the keys to wine and its evaluation. It covers fundamentals & debunks myths relevant to our modern enjoyment of wine. In each session we will provide comprehensive notes for the participants’ reference and to support the discussion.
Get together a group of 8 or more colleagues, friends or family and Peter can present the course over six weeks at your home, boardroom, our winestyle tasting room in Port Melbourne or we can arrange another venue to suit your needs.
The full ‘Terroir to Table’ course
Please advise us of your interest so we can supply dates to suit.
Consists of 6 two-hour modules: each module $75 or $390 per person if all 6 sessions booked
Or a 'Private Group' - Minimum 8 participants, held at your preferred location & time
‘Unlocking the Senses’
‘Terroir: Balance of Vine & Region’
‘Old World vs. New World’
‘New Wave Varietals’
‘Wine & Food Matching’
‘Cellar Creation & Management’
These modules can be taken individually, but we recommend taking ‘Unlocking the senses’ as a useful tool for the other modules.
(Also, if you are interested in a particular aspect of the vinous world, talk to us about tailoring a specific MasterClass on the subject. firstname.lastname@example.org)
Module 1: ‘Unlocking the Senses’
Understand major palate components
Recognise flavour components & understand the aroma wheel
Taste specially-adulterated wine to distinguish taste & tactile sensations & wine faults
Identify primary fruit characteristics & major wine styles
How winemaking techniques influence & contribute to wine characteristics
Module 2: ‘Terrior: Balance of Vine & Region’
The concept of 'terroir' & its application
Classic Australian regions
Classic Australian varieties
Module 3: ‘Old World vs. New World’
Comparative winemaking techniques of old world vs. new world
Comparative terroir & regional characteristics of old world vs. new world
How & why the 'gap is closing'
How to have the best of both worlds without paying an arm & a leg for it
Module 4: ‘New Wave Varietals’
Obscure old world varieties in a new world context & style, including:
Module 5: ‘Wine & Food Matching’
How to identify the key flavour characteristics in food & wine
Facts & fiction about wine & food matching
Traditional old world regional matches
Wine & food matching exercise
(**a surcharge of $30 per head applies for this session if taken individually)
Module 6: ‘Cellar Creation & Management’
What, how & where to cellar
Choosing wines to suit your taste, needs & budget
When to drink
Upgrading your existing cellar
Getting the balance right
Vertical tasting of current & back vintage wines