Wine Classes at VdF

Subject: Increase Your Wine Pleasure!!

Come and join us for a series of classes designed to increase the pleasure we get from wine.

In each, we will explore a different wine region, taste various of its best examples and learn about its geography, climate, key grape varieties and the various characteristics that makes each wines so different and so special.

Each class can be taken on its own but throughout the whole series, participants will see themselves learning about the key concepts that influence wine quality and taste:

28 November 2009 – Languedoc Roussillon & Wine Tasting Techniques

12 December 2009 – Australia & The Influence of Oak

09 January 2010 – Rhone Valley & The Difference Between Old & New World Wines

23 January 2010 – Argentina & The Effect of Altitude on Flavours

06 February 2010 – Bordeaux & The Effect of Vintage Variation

27 February 2010 – Chile & Organic Wine Making

Sessions will be held in the afternoon and tuition is HKD 480 per person per session (class size is limited to 20 persons).

Please book directly with the organisers Vins de France at:

telephone: +852 2803 5760

Published by thegrapelife

Professional fermented grape taster, Jonathan Mather, originally from Michigan, now hails from the other side of the world- Hong Kong. A sense of adventure and love of exploration has taken Jonathan on some great journeys. Through a love of travel enjoy the pleasure of meeting new and interesting people, and enjoy fine food, wine and music. All of the above; Together if possible! As a classically trained chef and hotelier Jonathan is still exploring life’s pleasures. Over the past two decades, Jonathan has worked in a variety of restaurants and hotels. Passion for great food and wine experiences led to catering and events for hotels. Jonathan’s excitement to explore; meet new people and eat what they eat has led him from street taco stands in Acapulco at 3am to the heights of fine Gastronomy. Always returning for a simple repast of peasant food and great wine- a NY strip rare with salt and pepper, wedge salad, shrimp cocktail, braised osso bucco and a great bottle of wine with some good friends!! While at Michigan State, Jonathan had the honor to run a student led gourmet dinner event for over 300 guests, Les Gourmets. Experience with Les Gourmets and other events sparked a passion for event planning and catering. After graduating from Michigan State’s Prestigious School of Hospitality Business in 1997, Jonathan worked in catering and events with InterContinental Chicago. In the early 2000's Jonathan was a partner in creating YLo Epicure in Denver a gourmet deli and catering company later sold and still one of Denver's top catering offerings. Later moving to Hong Kong, Jonathan has worked in the wine and spirits import and distribution market for over a decade. After a successful chapter with Macallan in sales and marketing, continued rising to General Manager Greater South China for ASC Fine Wines, a division of Suntory. Jonathan has been consulting on import, distribution and brand management for select clients in the region.

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