Wine Tasting for Dummies

by Green Beyond Tours & Travel Co.
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  • Location
    Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Duration
    2h
  • Group Size
    Up to 100+ guests
  • Language(s)
    • English
  • $
  • Live - Presentation
    Your live tour guide utilizes visual aids such as photos, videos, slides and sometimes 3D Google Earth to take you through a particular location or topic. These virtual tours are conducted through Zoom, so participants can ask questions and interact with the guide in real time.
  • Cocktails/Wine/Beverages
  • Team-Based

Itinerary

This is wine tasting from a different angle. So many people are intimidated by wine that they seldom enjoy drinking it in a social situation or even at home on their own because they think that they have to regard certain labels and cultivars as "good" wine whether the taste actually appeals to their palate or not.  So move over formal wine tasting, let's enjoy ourselves and the wine we like most.

This experience directs you in how to spot a wine snob at a thousand paces. It also demystifies wine and the processes used to make it and presents wine in an easily accessible, user- (or rather drinker) friendly way.  It is not aimed at wine connoisseurs but rather at beginner wine drinkers and those who feel so intimidated by wine or fear they will look silly if they are unable to distinguish "good" wine from "bad".

During this tasting activity you will get to share your experiences of particular wines, you will also learn how to sound like an wine expert at dinner parties and other social occasions and you will gain confidence to try and comment on new and unknown wines which you may encounter on a day to day basis.

You will end the experience with more confidence to try new wines, with knowledge of what some of the key features of wine appreciation are and  with the courage to go out there without fear and just enjoy the wines that most appeal to your palate.

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Preparing for your Virtual Tour

Set yourself up in a place, indoors or out, that is well lit or has a strong light source. 

Please have at least a glass (or a bottle if you like) of 1 white and 1 red wine as well as at least a glass of champagne and/or sparkling wine to use during the course of the experience.

Also any white sheet of paper (unlined), white table napkin or white table cloth.

Please do not wear any strong deodorant, after shave or perfume and do not smoke or eat anything with a strong flavour immediately before or during the experience.

A reliable and stable internet connection is required. 

Meet Your Live Virtual Guide

Even as a young child, Moira was fascinated by the science of wine.  She started collecting wine when she was just 14 years old but only started drinking and enjoying it when she was into her 30's. 

Whilst working in the corporate world, Moira embarked on studies at the Cape Wine Academy where she graduated from both the Certificate and Diploma courses with distinction (cum laude). 

She was later employed by Distell, the world's largest wine and spirits manufacturer and second largest alcoholic beverage manufacturer globally.

When taking leave from work during the harvest season, fueled by her passion to learn more about the art and science of wine, Moira worked (for no pay) alongside the winemaker in a well-renowned wine cellar in the Stellenbosch valley, the second oldest wine producing region and the oldest wine route in South Africa. 

For Moira who is a practical person, wine is about art, science, fashion, personal preferences and taste and not so much about the arcane and mysterious language used by the so-called experts that can make wine so intimidating for the beginner.

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