Two Wine Seminars at Backsberg

On the 28th and 31st of January we will be hosting two seminars run by  Nancy Gilchrist MW. There are only 299 Masters of Wine in the world currently. Together with  Master Sommelier,  these are the highest wine qualifications one can obtain. We are looking forward to hearing what Nancy can teach us.

Seminar 1 – Food and Wine Pairing

Date: Saturday the 28th of January at Backsberg Estate Cellars

Time: 10:00 for 10h30 (the seminar is an hour and a half)

Cost: R200

Food and wine pairing can be tricky, but there are some solid fundamentals you can learn that can make the whole process much easier and a lot more enjoyable. No more cursing and sweating over whether the Sauvignon Blanc or Chenin Blanc should be paired with the fish, or how big a wine you need for that piece of fillet.

Nancy Gilchrist will be taking you through the the basics of pairing food and wine, examining how the various aspects of taste (bitter/sweet/sour etc) combine, and how best to match wines to your food. It will be a practical seminar where you will be able to taste wines with food as she guides you through the process.

Payment confirms booking, please email Tanya .

Seminar 2 – The Versatile Varieties:  Another look at our most familiar grapes.”  

Date: Tuesday 31st Jaunary at Backsberg Estate Cellars

Time: 18:00 for 18h30

Cost: R250

Looking at various ‘typical’ grape varieties, Nancy will chat about their history and specifics while you get to taste examples of each. This is a great seminar for those wanting to learn more about the wines they drink, who want a bit of background info on what makes their Cabernet Sauvignon a Cabernet Sauvignon. This seminar does not include a food element.

Payment confirms booking, please email Tanya .

Some of Nancy’s qualifications and pursuits: 

Passed Master of Wine exam winning both the Rosemount and the Listel Scholarships

Contributes articles to Decanter, Food & Travel Magazine, and wine columnist for Country House & Home (2001-2003).

Judge at Decanter Wine Awards and IWC

Presents the regular wine course as well as Masterclasses at Christie’s Wine Education

4 Comments
  • Margaret Barrie
    Posted at 12:00h, 08 December Reply

    How long will the seminar last?

    • Simon Back
      Posted at 15:29h, 15 December Reply

      Hi Margaret, it’s going to be plus minus 2 hours. More info to come early Jan. Cheers, SB

  • leilani sell
    Posted at 10:08h, 11 January Reply

    i would like to book for 2 for the food and wine pairing please.

    • Harry Haddon
      Posted at 10:12h, 11 January Reply

      Hi Leilani,

      Tanya will be contacting you shortly.

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