Thematic courses for wine lovers

Discover new regions, new grape varieties, new wines.

our thematic courses

We like to let wine lovers discover the lesser known regions in the world. The purpose of these courses is to give you a thorough overview of a certain region. You get to know the appellations, the grape varieties, the geography, the different wine styles, … , in short: extensive theory matched with great and famous wines of the region.

New start after Covid-19 – June 2020-Online & Live

We have restarted our Australian series whereby lessons 2 and 3 will be online. This means that we will deliver the test samples to your home – if you are living in Brussels (or close by). If the Belgian government allows it, we will start again with live sessions in Jette mid-June. We will take into account the applicable rules on social distancing.

Practical details:

  • Classes are held in 1090 Jette (Brussels), De Smet de Naeyerlaan 209.
  • Each class starts at 19:30 and ends around 22:30.
  • We taste 7 to 9 bottles of wine per evening.

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AUSTRALIA-NEW DATES

Australia has a wine sector with an impressive history of quality & innovation, going back more than 2 centuries. Nowadays Australia is ranked fifth in the world with regards to wine production and wine export. Time to dedicate 4 evenings to this exciting & divers wine country. 

  • Session 1: General introduction + Western Australia – 12/03
  • Session 2: South Australia (Adelaide area) – 26/03
  • Session 3: Victoria (Melbourne area) – 11/06 –  seats available – ONLINE
  • Session 4: New South Wales – 25/06 – seats available

This course will be taught in English and/or Dutch (English course material).

Price: 60€ per session.

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VOLCANIC WINES- NEW DATE – 18/06

 It’s no coincidence that so many great wines come from volcanic soils. We all know the Etna and Vesuvius in Italy, but also Soave, parts of Germany (Baden, Nahe) and France (Alsace, Beaujolais), and many islands share this soil type. We will taste and discuss around 8 different wines to understand the impact of this soil, and to discover whether there is a common flavour profile. An experience not to be missed!

Language: This course will be taught in English and/or Dutch.

Price: 60€ – ONLINE

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PIEMONTE & TUSCANY – NEW DATE

Following our successful Italian course, we selected the two most popular regions. So for those who could not join, an opportunity to discover the ins-and-outs of these high quality regions.

  • Session 1 – Piemonte – 5/03
  • Session 2 – Tuscany – 7/07 – seats available

This course will be taught in English and/or Dutch (English course material). Important: you can enroll for each session seperately.

Price: 60€ per session

Our previous courses

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FORTIFIED WINES – 8/10

Fortified wines have a long history: Porto, Madaira, Sherry. They are outcasts of the wine world, often misunderstood, but a true gem for the real wine lover because of their intensity and complexity. Discover the full range from red to white, dry to sweet, and fruity to oxidative.

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SAKE

This Japanese national drink is getting popular in the western world, but it still has some mysteries to be unveiled. Come and join us to discover the different styles of Saké, together with our passionate Saké sommelier Nicolas Voilley.
 
Tuesday 26/02/2019 – ENGLISH
 
 
 
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GALICIA

Next to the crispy white Rias Baixas wines, this region is more and more focused on many indigenious  red and white varietals. This course is for those who want to taste the future challengers of Chardonnay & Pinot Noir. You will enjoy a selection of some of the best Galician wineries.

Tuesday 26/03/2019 – ENGLISH
 
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JURA

If the terms Macvin, non-ouillé, vin jaune of the grapes Savagnin, Trousseau, Poulsard do not ring a bell, than join us and discover great wines of this lesser known French region.Expect the unexpected !

Tuesday 02/04/2019 – ENGLISH
 
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NORTH-ITALY

As requested by many of you, we start this year with an Italian course, whereby we dedicate at least 9 sessions to the Italian wine scene. This spring we focus on North-Italy. After the summer holidays, we will dive into Central – and South-Italy.

• Session 1 – Italy – General overview –21/03
• Session 2 – Valle d’Aosta – Piemonte – 28/03
• Sessie 3 – Liguria – Lombardia – Emilia Romagna – Trentino – 4/04
• Sessie 4 – Alto Adige – Veneto – Friuli Venezia Giulia – 25/04

 
 
 
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CENTRAL & SOUTH ITALY

Following our successful course in Spring about North-Italy, we continue our journey through this magnificent wine country. We take our time to discover and taste the wines of Central and South Italy with 5 sessions.

  • Session 1 – Tuscany –24/10
  • Session 2 – Umbria – Marche – 14/11
  • Session 3 – Lazio – Abruzzo – Campania – 21/11
  • Session 4 – Puglia – Molise – Basilicata – Calabria – 5/12
  • Session 5 – Sardinia – Sicilia –19/12

 

our classics

in the south of France we explore lesser known regions, which all have an interesting story to tell.

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(seats are limited – max 12p)

Please fill in the form and indicate for which you want to enroll. After you enrollment, you will receive payment details by e-mail.

 

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