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Masterclass: The Fine Wines of Portugal

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ Thursday, 25 July 6.45 for 7.00pm £20.00 Presented by Max Driscoll - venue TURL STREET

Book online here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/categories/tasting-tickets

Alternatively call Paris at the Turl Street Shop on 01865 604170 with your payment details, or email tastings@oxfordwine.co.uk.

Please note, there is no need to collect tickets in advance of the event. Simply book your places and turn up on the night!

Portugal? That’s where Port comes from isn’t it? Well yes, but this extraordinary country produces a bewildering array of fine unfortified wines as well that are made from all sorts of weird and wonderful grape varieties we’ve never heard of. But everyone’s talking about the amazing value for money wines that you can find from Portugal – and as the saying goes:

“If you don’t recognize the grape variety on a Portuguese wine label, it’s a good thing.”

Because Portugal’s wine culture developed in relative isolation, there are many grape varieties that do not grow anywhere else in the world. So, if you don’t recognize the grape variety on a Portuguese wine label, don’t worry – that’s normal! All told, there are over 250 indigenous varieties that thrive in the hot Portuguese weather, and are just delicious. To the wine trade, Portugal is the last frontier of wine in Western Europe; there is still so much to be tasted and explored. So with all the excitement that this region offers, let’s let one of the foremost experts on Portuguese wines, Max Driscoll of top specialist Portuguese importer Raymond Reynolds, take us through a delicious range of some of the best wines that Portugal has to offer, and learn something about this intriguing wine country in the process!

Cheers,

Theo

15% discount on the night

Wine and Spirit Education Trust Level One

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ Tuesday, 30 July 09:15 - 17:00 £175.00 Presented by John Shuckburgh - venue TURL STREET

Book online here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/products/30th-july--wset-level-one

Alternatively call John Shuckburgh at our Standlake Head Office on 01865 301144 with your payment details, or email school@oxfordwine.co.uk.

This hands-on course will teach you to understand more about wine through sight, smell and taste. By the end of the course you'll be able to taste wine using a systematic approach, identify key styles of wine and know the characteristics of important grape varieties. You'll also learn the key principles of food and wine pairing and how to apply these to your own food and wine choices.

Successful students will receive a WSET certificate.

For more information, see the main Oxford Wine School page here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/oxford-wine-school

Weird and Wonderful Wines

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 165 Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0PB Thursday, 15 August 6.45 for 7.00pm £10.00 Presented by Sam Killbery and Emily Silva - venue BOTLEY ROAD

Book online here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/categories/tasting-tickets

Alternatively call Sam at the Botley Road Shop on 01865 249500 with your payment details, or email tastings@oxfordwine.co.uk.

Please note, there is no need to collect tickets in advance of the event. Simply book your places and turn up on the night!

Join us on the Botley Road to taste through a selection of curiosities from the OWC range. Perhaps they’re made using an unusual technique. Maybe they’re from a region we’re not used to seeing in this country. They might be slightly weird, but rest assured, they’re all totally wonderful!.

Led by OWC’s Emily Silva and new Botley Road manager Sam Killbery, this is a chance for us to open some of the wines that don’t fit into any other tastings. We’ll be showing six wines, from all over the world. Touching on white, red, sparkling and sweet, there’ll be something to please every adventurous wine lover!

15% discount on the night

WSET Award in Wines Level Two

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ
A nine week course beginning on
Tuesday, 10 September 18:30-20:30 £465.00 Presented by John Shuckburgh - venue TURL STREET

Book online here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/products/10th-september--5th-november-wset-level-two

Alternatively call John Shuckburgh at our Standlake Head Office on 01865 301144 with your payment details, or email school@oxfordwine.co.uk.

This structured and informative course explores the major grape varieties and important regions that define the world's key wines. You'll learn about production, key labelling terminology and major classifications to help you identify wines with confidence. This course is fantastic CV material for those pursuing a career in Wine or hospitality. For the amateur consumer it will provide invaluable knowledge and expertise - meaning that you will be able to choose and appreciate wine with confidence!

Successful students will receive a WSET certificate.

For more information, see the main Oxford Wine School page here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/oxford-wine-school