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Wine School At The Fringe (Case Studies Wine School)

By | Published on Monday 19 August 2013

Charming tasting session in a cool cellar. Wine teacher Claire Blackler is a passionate and unpretentious guide, debunking ideas – “Riesling’s too sweet” or “you can’t chill red wine” – and otherwise guiding us through the intimidating patter of wine buffs. This event presents six wines from unusual, boutique grape varieties like Torrontes and Monastrell, and she makes a convincing case for each, including food recommendations (Monastrell with beans). I can’t say how much of this was placebo – whether I was just paying attention for once, or whether her descriptions – “almond and balsamic vinegar on the nose” – fit after the fact, but this was delicious, fun, and good to know. Pricey fun. Bring a friend.

Bon Vivant’s Companion, until 25 Aug, times vary.
tw rating 3/5 │ [Gavin Leech]