Have you ever wondered what goes into making the perfect blend – and just what are the key elements to consider when deciding the proportions of different grape varieties? Well now is your chance to find out…
We are thrilled to offer Members an experience that will be on many, if not all, of our wish lists: the chance to blend your own wine, and have it winery-bottled with your very own customised label.
Howard’s Folly owns and manages vineyards across Portugal, largely working with indigenous grapes, and it is these native varieties which will form the backbone of this very special evening. Members will have at their disposal wine samples of Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional and Aragonez (aka Tempranillo), as well as an idiosyncratic vinhas velhas field blend made from bush vines over 100 years old.
Members will be taught the characteristics of each grape and how they will affect the blend. They will then be schooled in the building blocks of blending which will provide them with a starting point from which they can explore and refine their own cuvée.
After finalising your blend on the night, Members will have the option to have it bottled in their preferred quantity with their own bespoke label, for delivery in September. Kindly note that this optional service is at an additional cost to the ticket price.
We very much look forward to seeing Members tap into their inner winemaker, and realise their vigneron dreams…
Thursday 29th June
St. James’s Room
18:30 – Welcome Drink
19:00 – Masterclass starts
20:30 – Masterclass ends
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