David Lawrason Introductory Wine Course
169 King Street East
Wednesdays, March 26th to April 16th, 2008
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
A four-week study of major wine styles and varietals from around the world and right here in Ontario. Minimum of 10 high-quality wines per tasting, often more. Maximum 16 students per class. No previous wine instruction required.
Sensory evaluation and getting in touch with taste, quality and value. Understanding wine labeling. The Burgundy Connection comparative tasting of chardonnays and pinot noirs.
Understanding climate, terroir and appellations The Bordeaux Connection. Comparative tasting of sauvignon blancsemillon based whites and cabernet-merlot based reds.
Understanding principles of matching food and wine. The Rhine and Rhone Connection. Comparative tasting of aromatic whites (riesling, gewürztraminer), and syrah-shiraz-grenache based reds.
Understanding wine ageing, cellaring and decanting Italy, Spain and Portugal. Comparative tasting of non-French grapes, sparkling and fortified wines.
Wine writer and educator David Lawrason has been teaching consumer and professional sommelier courses for 20 years. He is the former wine columnist for the Globe and Mail, the founder of Wine Access Magazine and currently wine columnist for Toronto Life and Ottawa Magazine. He resides in Belleville, Ontario, beside Canada's newest wine region, Prince Edward County.
Fee: $350, payable upon registration in full via VISA, Mastercard or cheque.
Register with Sandy Molnar at SLM Event Management. Email email@example.com or phone 416-486-7774. Course content inquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 613-966-3503 (Belleville). No single-night registrations. No refunds for single missed evenings, but make-ups are allowed during future courses that are planned two to three times per year. Transit or taxi is recommended.