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TheWinePlace.es Boot Camp

In January many of our thoughts of ‘I must get in shape’ are at the top of our ‘to do list’.  This year add ‘get my palate in shape’ to your list.  Your palate is just like every other part of your body and will work better when in shape and regularly exercised.

So welcome to the TheWinePlace.es Boot Camp – possibly the most enjoyable ‘boot camp’ in the world! Twice a month we will taste together, exercise and educate your palate. This will give you a surge of confidence when it comes to trusting your palate and knowing your own wine preferences.

Remember the best tasting note is ‘mmmm, I like that.  Is there more?’  This is much more revealing than any long winded description.  Let’s start here ‘Do I like the Wine?’  From here we will take it step by step to enjoy the wines you like even more.

New wines will be tasted, compared and contrasted, taking in the key grape varieties that appear in the wine classic wines of the world. We’ll discuss ripeness, acidity and tannins and leave you with a thought-provoking comparison on the ageing of wines.  Also we will explore how best to match wine and food.

If you’ve always wanted to really get to grips with wine tasting, this is the place to start.

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I am a Northern Irishman based in Valencia. My career in wine began more than three decades ago, in London. I am the founder of TheWinePlace.es, an online store, where wine enthusiasts can enjoy a selection of international wines and Verde Marte, a company dedicated to exporting Spanish wines. Also, Thewineplace.courses, an "approved program provider" of the courses of the prestigious WSET. I share my passion for wines through my media work writing weekly columns for the Spanish newspaper El Mundo and 5 Barricas, an online wine magazine.

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