|Great Western Wine launches wine school|
|Written by Carol Emmas|
|Wednesday, 13 February 2013 10:15|
Bath wine retailer Great Western Wine is launching its own wine school in partnership with local wine educator Tristan Darby, in a bid to demystify the world of wine and give hands-on learning through tastings.
The courses are designed to broaden knowledge of the world of wine, boost confidence in selection and, most importantly, to increase students' enjoyment and appreciation of wine.
The courses will be run by Tristan Darby, who set up the Bristol Wine School four years ago, and has run courses for many of the top restaurants in the Bristol area, with a focus on teaching the principles of food and wine matching.
Richard Lecoche, Great Western Wine retail business manager, said: "Tristan shares our approach to wine. He has an easy, likeable presenting style – in part due to his acting and singing background; but mostly down to his no-nonsense, unstuffy, informed approach to wine."
Darby said: "The idea behind the courses at Great Western Wine is to expose students to a variety of styles and wine types in a relaxed and inclusive tutored environment. We want to ignite a spark in our students that the world of wine isn't just a place for elitists and connoisseurs, but that given the right information, it is a fascinating place full of variety to be enjoyed by all."