Learn to taste wine with Paul Hopkins at Vintage

Wine expertWine tasting is not the same as drinking it, but learning how to use your senses can help you to experience the true flavour of the wine and increase your enjoyment and knowledge.  Paul Hopkins shared his knowledge of wine at an informal tasting session at Vintage this January.   He covered the basics of wine tasting, focusing on its sight, smell and taste.  Every individual has a different palate so there were no right or wrong descriptions; part of the fun in tasting with a small group was seeing how our reactions compared (or differed).  Paul answered lots of questions and there were many enthusiastic opinions about the wine from the group.  The Vintage staff, including Manager and wine-buff Alvin, were on hand to help pour and take orders from their menu including special cheese platters which went extremely well with the wine.  The general refrain at the end of the evening – ‘look forward to the next session.’

Here’s the list of wines we tasted (all available at MMI shops):

J Moreau & Fils – Petit Chablis
Tesch – Unplugged, Riesling
Wild Rock – The Infamous Goose, Sauvignon Blanc
St Hallett – Shiraz
La Terrasse de la Garde – Pessac-Léognan 2007
Joseph Drouhin  – Rully Rouge

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  • adkutz
    Thursday 3rd February 2011 3:50 pm

    Egad! Missed it. When is the next one?

    • admin
      Thursday 3rd February 2011 4:13 pm

      We’ll let you know when our next tasting with Paul through the newsletter and on the website. Have a look at the Taste of Dubai tasting sessions too (click up and coming events on the side panel) – there’s lots for people with an interest in wine. Hope you can join us.

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