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Our Wine Tasting Themes

The Wide Wonderful World of Wine

A wine tasting with The Great Wine Experience always has a specific theme running through the tasting. A theme could be a country, a wine region, a type of grape or even a duel between two countries. Perhaps you would only like to taste bubbles or red wine? Or perhaps a general tasting with something for everyone? The world of wine is vast and the themes never ending. We have come up with some interesting themes for you to choose from – but we are happy to tailor make a whole new theme in accordance to your wishes.

Pinot Noir – Elegant red drops

Pinot Noir is a delicate grape sort which as gained a particular stellar status in the world of wine. It is very precise in expressing its environment – i.e. its ‘terroir’. We will start with a fresh glass of bubbles or rosé and then move on the elegant red wines from USA, Serbia, New Zealand, Italy and of course Bourgogne, France.

Piemonte

Experience the exceptional wines of Piemonte, Italy! We will get our taste buds fired up with a glass of refreshing white wine produced with Arneis grapes. Next we will move onto the blue grape types Barbera, Dolcetto and Nebbiolo. We will learn more about storage and decanting and taste great wines like Barbaresco and Barolo.

Syrah/Shiraz – red berries, deep forests and warm spices

The grape type Syrah (Shiraz) is known for its dark, spicy wine with great intensity, but it also holds an elegance, complexity and a great storage potential. We will taste classical wines like Crozes-Hermitage and Cornas, and from other wine producing countries such as Spain, Morocco, USA and Australia.

Spanish Evening

The old wine country Spain is an constant transformation. Join us for a wine tasting and experience the new trends! We will taste a broad selection of fresh and elegant to intense and rich wines created by innovative wine makers. Well known regions such as Ribera del Duero, Priorat and Rueda will be represented as well as new up and coming places like Bierzo and Terra Alta. We will also learn about the principles and the philosophy behind biodynamic wine. Look forward to everything from bubbles and whites, to red wines – There will be something for everyone’s palate!

Italian Evening

Let us go on a sensory journey of the many wine regions of Italy. We will learn more about the classic and unusual types of grapes and wine, microclimates and passionate wine makers. We will taste bubbles, white wine and red wine from Toscana, Veneto, Piemonte and Sicily, just to name a few.

Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles!

We will celebrate sparkling wine in all its shapes and forms from cava, prosecco, pétillant naturel to champagne. Get to know the methods of wine making and find out what blanc de noirs, charmat and degorgément means.

A rosé is a rosé is a rosé – or is it?

Let’s take a sensory trip across Europe and taste Rosé Champagne, sparkling Pétillant Naturel, and of course a broad range of  rosé wines. We will take the rosé range seriously and thoroughly go through the various wine making methods, grapes and styles.

The Battle of The Whites – The Old World vs The New World

In this white wine tasting we will encounter three green types of grapes from Europe (Old World) and their cousins from countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Argentian and USA (New World) in an epic battle. We will taste Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc – an example from the old world against one from the new world. Experience the differences and find your favorite! Finally, we will challenge ourselves with a blind tasting where will try to guess which wine is in the glass.

The Battle of The Reds - The Old World vs The New World

In this red wine tasting we will encounter three blue types of grapes from Europe (Old World) and their cousins from countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Argentina & USA (New World) in an epic battle. We will taste Pinot Noir, Carbernet Sauvignon and Syrah – an example from the old world up against one from the new world. Experience the differences and find your favorite! Finally will challenge ourselves with a blind tasing where will try to guess which wine is poured.

Bubbles & Champagne

We will taste sparkling wines of top quality, all made by to traditional methods. Amongst others we will taste Champagne, Crémant, Cava and Franciacorta from small interesting wine houses and find out what expressions such as remuagem dosage and degorgément actually mean.

Champagne Tasting

A festive luxury tasting of 7 different types of champagne. The menu offers vintage as well as non vintage champagnes from small lesser known houses to world famous wine makers. Experience a broad range of styles and learn about the various steps in the making of champagne.

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