|Address:||154 Remuera Road, Remuera|
|Store Manager:||Rowena Evans|
We are delighted to have recently purchased the La Barrique site, long one of the city's better fine wine stores, and we know we're going to get much enjoyment out of managing it and becoming a part of your community. We'd love to see you having a browse in here at the newly-christened Glengarry Bassett Rd - it'd be great to meet you. Glengarry was founded on many of the same principles that La Barrique was - an excellent wine selection, friendly and knowledgeable service and a pleasurable, convenient shopping experience.
Over the last twenty + years, the Glengarry Wine Academy has established itself as one of the leading wine educators in New Zealand. Initially created to train Glengarry staff, it is also widely used by the hospitality industry and wine enthusiasts. Informative, but never intimidating, the Glengarry Wine Academy courses are an opportunity for beginners as well as experienced aficionados to expand their knowledge and develop their interest. The only pre-requisite is a passion for wine! This four week course will start on 15th July, and run over the 22nd, 29th and 5th August.
STAGE 1 WINE ACADEMY Staged over four weeks this is a very much hands-on course that encourages participants to gain 'wine confidence' by breaking down the intimidation factor and providing a good grounding in the sensory evaluation and perception of wine. The main grape varieties are discussed in detail with wines from around New Zealand and across the globe tasted to highlight the various characteristics of each variety. Aspects of wine featured in the course are: Breaking down the intimidation factor. The mechanics of tasting wine. Sensory perception and evaluation. The winemaking process - sparkling and still. The main grape varieties.
Week 1 - Introduction to tasting wine and how wine is made with a focus on white wines.
Week 2 - Follows on from week one with the focus on red wines and how they are made.
Week 3 - Is all about bubbles - how champagne is made and why it is so good.
Week 4 - We discuss wine and food matching, wine faults, wine cellaring etc and taste an eclectic range of wines.
Over the last twenty + years, the Glengarry Wine Academy has established itself as one of the leading wine educators in New Zealand. Initially created to train Glengarry staff, it is also widely used by the hospitality industry and wine enthusiasts. Informative, but never intimidating, the Glengarry Wine Academy courses are an opportunity for beginners as well as experienced aficionados to expand their knowledge and develop their interest. This four week course is the second in the series and follows from Wine Academy Stage I. Stage II will start on 4th November and run over the 11th, 18th and 25th November.
STAGE II WINE ACADEMY Staged over four weeks this is a very much hands-on course that encourages participants to enhance their wine knowledge. With a focus on tasting with will look at eight major grape varieties and wine styles and their interpretations from around the world. Premium and super premium wines will be opened for tasting with an average retail price of $50 per bottle.
It is recommended that participants have completed Wine Academy Stage I (or similar course) before embarking on Wine Academy Stage II.
Gift vouchers are available for those looking for that special gift!
DANIELLE - Danielle is a lover of all thing aromatic from Riesling to Albrino. When she is not at work she is studying Criminology and Politics as well as running her cheerleading club.