New Course: WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

24/01/2018

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits 3 day course plus exam.


To be held at the Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff, CF10 5AL.


Study Day: Monday March 12th (9:30am-5:00pm)

Study Day: Monday March 19th (9:30am-5:00pm)

Study Day:Monday March 26th (9:30am-5:00pm)

Exam: Monday April 16th (10:00am-1:00pm)


A beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines and spirits for those working in the industry or wine and spirit enthusiasts.

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Blog: Patagonian Wine

22/01/2018

Patagonia is a region familiar to many a Welsh person through the determinations of Professor Michael D. Jones. A Welsh nationalist who advocated a "little Wales beyond Wales". Today there are estimated to be between 1500 and 5000 Patagonian Welsh speakers in the Chubut Valley.  

 

This region is now however gaining increasing recognition for another reason, its wine production. Among the most southernmost vineyards in the world the regions wines are characterised by their elegance and aromatic intensity. Characteristics formed by the cool summer nights, and the long slow ripening season.

 

Prior to 1990 Rio Negro was the only sub-region of Patagonia with a viticultural history - dating back to 1909. However with the boost of interest in the area for quality wine production, and following a surge of investment, other valleys such as Neuquén, La Pampa, and Chubut now have extensive vineyard plantings.

There are currently 39 wineries in Argentine Patagonia, a mere drop in the ocean compared the powerhouse of the countries’ production, Mendoza, who boast in excess of 1200 wine producers. In the conversation of Argentinian Fine Wine however, Patagonia is increasingly making more noise.  

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Patagonian Wine Tasting - Thursday 22nd February

15/12/2017
What: Explore the wines of Bodega del Fin del Mundo & Bodega Malma from Patagonia, Argentina. Hosted by Neil Keeling of Hispa Merchants.

When: Thursday 22nd February 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.


Where: At our dedicated tasting room on 242 Penarth Road Cardiff.

Tickets: £15 per person




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Christmas Tasting

25/10/2017
Join us for an evening of festive imbibe from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday 23rd November at our shop on Penarth road.

With over 20 wines open to taste, from Bordeaux to Rioja, Prosecco to Champagne, try before you buy this Christmas – all with on the night discounts!

Tickets cost just £10 per person, so don’t deliberate – celebrate! Only 40 places available.
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Wine & Spirit Education Trust

27/09/2017
WSET Level 1 Award in wines and Level 2 Award in wines & Spirits now available.
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Australian wine tasting

20/05/2017
Our Australian wine tasting was enjoyed by all.
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November Wine Tasting

14/11/2016
November Wine Tasting at our store on Penarth road is a selection from Winetraders Italian collection. Hosted by James Thursday 24th November 7pm. Click here to book
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July Wine Tasting

31/07/2016
Our July wine tasting was hosted by Steve Atkinson from DGB Europe. Steve gave us a master class on the full range of Franschoek Cellar wines from South Africa. 
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May Wine Tasting Ancre Hill

28/05/2016
Our May wine tasting at our store was hosted by Richard Morris of Ancre Hill Estate Wales.
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