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THE HOW, WHY AND WHAT OF WINE TASTING - a three evening course

The Oxford Wine Company Shop,
6 Turl Street,
Oxford,
OX1 3DQ.

A three evening course beginning on
Wednesday, 22 November 6:00pm £90.00 Presented by Marcia Waters MW - Venue TURL STREET

Presented by Marcia Waters MW

6.00-7.30 - The Oxford Wine Company, 6 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ

£90.00 per person, payable in advance via Marcia. Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended. Contact Marcia Waters at marcia@oxfordwine.co.uk

A fun introduction to all the basics of wine terminology and that starts you on your path of enjoying wine more.

Wednesday November 22 6.00pm - 7.30pm How to Taste Wine

Wednesday November 29 6.00pm - 7.30pm Why Taste Wine

Wednesday December 6 6.00pm - 7.30pm What Wines to Taste

Each evening we will taste 6 wines which build on your knowledge of wine styles around the world. the main aim is to encourage confidence in your own tasting skills and enjoyment of wine.

WORLD CLASS RIESLING - THE WINES OF DR LOOSEN - SOLD OUT!

Portabello Restaurant
7 South Parade,
Summertown,
Oxford,
OX2 7JL
Thursday, 23 November 7:00pm £15.00 Presented by Erni Loosen - Venue PORTABELLO RESTAURANT

Presented by Erni Loosen

7.00pm - Portabello Restaurant, 7 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7JL

£15.00 per person, payable in advance via Theo. Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended. Contact Theo Sloot on 01865 301144 or theo@oxfordwine.co.uk

This is a Meet the Winemaker event, so you will all have a chance to speak to Erni in the bar downstairs for 20 minutes before we go up to the tasting room to begin the tasting. After the event, Portabello are offering a very special 15% off meals for attendees of this tasting.

Erni Loosen is the world’s ambassador for Riesling – a grape thought by many to make some of the finest quality wines on the planet. Erni (‘Dr’) Loosen is a hugely characterful speaker and is in high demand worldwide, so it’s a real privilege to have him speak at Portabello Restaurant about his superb range of top class wines from the Mosel in Germany.

The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for more than 200 years. When Ernst Loosen (pronounced loh-zen) assumed ownership in 1988, he realized that, with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany’s best-rated vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines. This he certainly did and he now produces some of the very finest iconic wines in the world - this is definitely not a tasting to be missed!

Amongst a top class line up featuring both dry and off dry wines, Erni will be showing us superb wines like the sublime and utterly gorgeous dry Dr Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Grosses Gewachs 2013 (£29.99), the truely superb Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Alte Reben Grosses Gewachs 2013 (£34.99) and the deep golden coloured and totally classic Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2015 (£24.99).

This will be a truly superb and unique tasting!

15% discount on the night

BOTLEY ROAD SHOP CHRISTMAS TASTING!

The Oxford Wine Company Shop,
167 Botley Road,
Oxford,
OX2 0PB
Thursday, 30 November 7:00pm £10.00 Presented by Theo Sloot, Thomas Fowler, Matthew Whitaker & Emily Silva - Venue BOTLEY ROAD

Presented by Theo Sloot, Thomas Fowler, Matthew Whitaker & Emily Silva

7:00pm, The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 167 Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0PB

£10.00 per person, payable in advance. Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended.

Book online via the Oxford Wine Company webshop: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/products/30th-november--the-botley-road-christmas-tasting

Contact Thomas Fowler on 01865 249500 or if you are unable to reach us via phone, please email tf@oxfordwine.co.uk and leave your contact phone number and name.

We present the Annual Botley Road Shop Christmas Tasting - a great chance to sample some unusually delicious delicacies from the world of wine chosen for their relevance to the festive season. It'll be fun as usual, and there may even be a special theme to the tasting - who knows?

See you there!

15% discount on the night

A TASTE OF FINE PORT

The Oxford Wine Company Shop,
6 Turl Street,
Oxford,
OX1 3DQ.
Tuesday, 5 December 7:00pm £15.00 Presented by Matt Nutt - Venue TURL STREET

Wednesday 8th November

Presented by Matt Nutt

6.45 for 7:00pm, The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DQ

£15.00 per person, payable in advance. Numbers are limited to 12 people and early booking is recommended.

Alternatively, contact Matthew on 01865 604170 with your payment details or email him: matthew@oxfordwine.co.uk and leave your contact phone number and name.

From the sun-soaked slopes of the River Douro to the Turl Street Cellar on a chilly winter evening, we bring you A Taste of Fine Port. We’ve all indulged in the odd glass or two alongside the stilton on a Christmas afternoon, but how many of us really know quite the amazing diversity available from Port? And do we understand the unique production process that brings this rich, sweet liquid from the vineyards of the Douro into our decanters? Come to this fascinating and seasonal tasting to find out!

15% discount on the night

WINE AND SPIRIT EDUCATION TRUST LEVEL TWO

St. Hugh's College,
St. Margaret's Street,
Oxford,
OX2 6LE

A nine week course course beginning on
Wednesday, 21 February 6:30pm £400 Presented by Marcia Waters MW - Venue ST. HUGH'S COLLEGE

Presented by Marcia Waters MW

6.30-8.30 - St. Hugh's College, Oxford

£400 per person, payable in advance via Marcia. Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended. Contact Marcia Waters at marcia@oxfordwine.co.uk

An internationally recognised qualification. Your tasting skills will be used each week as you taste over 35 wines during the course. You will get a real understanding of the factors that influence these wines, and why the classic regions and countries have their own specific styles.

Feb 21 Introduction: Tasting technique; food and wine

matching; health and alcohol; wine faults

Feb 28 Factors influencing wine style; labelling terminology

Mar 7 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Mar 14 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc

Mar 21 Syrah, Grenache and Riesling

Mar 28 Other white grape varieties; sweet and sparkling wines

Apr 4 Other red grapes varieties

Apr 11 Fortified wines, and spirits

Apr 18 Exam