2016 April 3rd The Art of Blind-Tasting Fortified Wines with Edward Ragg

Activities Date Time Course 1 April 3rd Sunday 14:00-17:00(13:30-14:00 registration)   Have you ever wondered how to taste the difference between a Tawny Port and an oxidatively aged Banyuls or Maury? How to distinguish between an Oloroso Sherry (dry or Cream) and a Madeira (dry or sweet)? Join Master of Wine student Edward Ragg for this fascinating comparative tasting of a range of classic and some surprising fortified wines. Specially aimed at WSET Level 4 Diploma students and those thinking of taking Diploma, Edward will lead you through the special challenges of blind-tasting...

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2015 November 14th Shanghai Blind Tasting and Wine Judging Workshop with Fongyee Walker

  Activities Date Time Course 1 November 14th Saturday 14:00-17:00(Registration from 2:00pm)   Welcome to an advanced level blind-tasting workshop! Fongyee Walker, one of China’s most experienced judges and tasters – who has passed the Master of Wine Tasting Exam herself – will help students blind-taste 6-8 exciting wines from around the world.   Using the WSET Level 4 Diploma Systematic Approach to Tasting, Fongyee will explain the essence of each wine as well as evaluating each sample using a points system. This class will also include a section on judging wine faults. Ideal...

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2015 September 26th “Explore sweet wines” Class

Activities Date Time Course 1 September 26th Saturday 16:00-18:00(15:30-16:00 registration) Come and discover the many delights of sweet wines and enjoy a pairing with traditional Chinese moon cakes! We will be tasting six different types of sweet wine and discussing not only their flavours, but their production and their styles. Meanwhile, we will also be tasting some moon cakes to see how they pair with these wines. Come and join us for this fun, mid-autumn wine-tasting class. Suitable for those who have passed WSET Level 2 or have the equivalent knowledge. This class will be in English...

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2015 September 13th Shanghai Natasha Hughes MW Masterclass

  Activities Date Time Course 1 September 13th Sunday 16:00-18:30(16:00-16:30 registration)   Want to learn from an award-winning MW all the tips and tricks of tasting?   Natasha Hughes MW (www.natashahughes.com) , winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award at last year’s Master of Wine graduation ceremony, will be leading a one-off tasting course in Shanghai on Sunday 13 September.   In ‘How to taste like an MW’, she will show you how to use your tasting notes for 6 wines to discover the origin of a wine, work out how it was made and evaluate its quality.    Seats are VERY...

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2015 July 25th Shanghai Blind Tasting and Wine Judging Workshop

  Activities Date Time Course 1 July 25th Saturday 11:00-13:30   Welcome to an advanced level blind-tasting workshop! Fongyee Walker, one of China’s most experienced judges and tasters – who has passed the Master of Wine Tasting Exam herself – will help students blind-taste 6-8 exciting wines from around the world.   Using the WSET Level 4 Diploma Systematic Approach to Tasting, Fongyee will explain the essence of each wine as well as evaluating each sample using a points system. This class will also include a section on judging wine faults. Ideal for anyone who wants to be a...

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