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The Virtues of Tea

Explore the family of teas from different world regions (White, Green, Oolongs, Black and Pu-erh) and compare their health properties. Understand how certain infusion conditions and different varieties of tea can give rise to different concentrations of caffeine and antioxidants. You will also learn about matching tea with food, mood, and time of the day as well as tea cooking techniques. Fee includes tea and all materials. No tea knowledge is required. The introductory course is... [More]
$65 Limited GST free
The Virtues of Tea

<p>Explore the family of teas from different world regions (White, Green, Oolongs, Black and Pu-erh) and compare their health properties. Understand how certain infusion conditions and different

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An Introduction to Wine Appreciation

Learn about style and quality in dry red and white wines made from ‘noble’ grape varieties. You will be able to immediately apply newly learned skills to some stylistically different wines: dry whites (Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay) and dry reds (Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinot Noir). Understand the basics of winemaking, the first steps in how to taste wine and in assessing quality. The session will commence with some exercises that acquaint you with your own... [More]
$56 Limited inc GST
An Introduction to Wine Appreciation

<p>Learn about style and quality in dry red and white wines made from ‘noble’ grape varieties. You will be able to immediately apply newly learned skills to some stylistically different wines: dry

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Terroir and Quality in Dry Wines

Recognising terroir in a wine is one of the reasons why it can be so captivating. Terroir endows wine with a unique sense of ‘somewhereness’, characteristics which derive from the complete natural environment in which it is produced. This recognisable taste and flavour is an expression of the particular combination of vine with soil, topography and climate. So fascinating to encounter. This tasting will demonstrate that vineyard site – where the grapes are grown – can have an... [More]
$62 Limited inc GST
Terroir and Quality in Dry Wines

<p>Recognising <em>terroir</em> in a wine is one of the reasons why it can be so captivating. <em>Terroir</em> endows wine with a unique sense of ‘somewhereness’, characteristics which derive from the

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Dry Table Wines: Old World vs. New World

Although grape variety is the single most important influence on style and character in wine, sometimes wines seem to smell and taste first of the geographic origin. Comparing French wines (Old World) with Australian wines (New World) wines of the same grape variety can illustrate the profound effect of terroir – the sense of place – on varietal character and wine style. It raises the question of what constitutes typicité for a given grape. COURSE OUTLINE WHITE Sauvignon Blanc from... [More]
$68 Limited inc GST
Dry Table Wines: Old World vs. New World

<p>Although grape variety is the single most important influence on style and character in wine, sometimes wines seem to smell and taste first of the geographic origin. Comparing French wines (Old

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Sparking & Dessert Wines: Style and Quality

Sparkling wine, especially Champagne, has been the preferred choice for celebrations of all kinds. Royal, political, national, fashionable, sporting. Whatever the occasion, it has to be sparkling. It is the wine of choice for festive occasions. But just as there are various occasions for which sparkling wine suits, there are many expressions of sparkling wine. Not just Champagne. So, which one to select for a given occasion? Are sparkling wines all created equal? Are they always... [More]
$61 Limited inc GST
Sparking & Dessert Wines: Style and Quality

<p>Sparkling wine, especially Champagne, has been the preferred choice for celebrations of all kinds. Royal, political, national, fashionable, sporting. Whatever the occasion, it has to be sparkling.

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