Encouraging signs that the general public are getting more and more interested in learning about wine
Last night I was giving the 3rd of 4 evening classes on the 4-week WINE FUNDAMENTALS LEVEL 2 in the wonderful Latitude 51 in Cork’s fair city
The format is both fun and educational. Last night the students learned about the regions, grapes and wines of the New World. We covered the Old World last week and the previous week, we covered how to systematically taste and evaluate wines. A nice blend of theory and lots of tasting. Next week, its sparkling wine and fortified wines.
We blind tasted two of the 6 wines last night and the students were on fire ! They really nailed the tasting notes. I was suffering from the early stages of the dreaded “man flu” but they stepped up the the mark and there was lots of discussion back and forth across the table about the wines. Great to see.
I’m finding that more and more people, both in the trade and everyday wine lovers are asking for wine courses and corporate tastings. The thirst for wine knowledge is alive and well and living in Cork city and county. Happy days !