Online wine course
While our core product is the physical home course. We also recognise that online works as a fantastic supplementary offering. We're currently working on our online learning platform which will launch later this year.
As part of that expect the following. An online wine course that features video content to help you learn. These will supplement each of your Wine Roots, as well as provide visual tasting notes for each month's wines.
We also believe that learning about wine works better with others. For some of you, that may mean a partner who shares the interest. But for others, access to a wider group of people is harder to find. Our forthcoming digital community will give you access to other people on their learning journeys.
How much will I know at the end?
By the end of the year, you should be able to look at a restaurant wine list, or the shelves of your local merchant, and understand roughly what the wines should taste of. What you will learn is that every producer, every plot of land, and every year's weather will impact things so you won't ever know for sure. But, you should be able to get a good steer for what stuff will taste like.
You will also have tasted your way through about 24 styles of wine. These will mostly be red and white, but we will also introduce you to skin contact, pink, and where possible some sparkling wines as well. With knowledge of these styles under your belt, you will have an idea for where you might want to explore further.
Be your own sommelier
Tasting by yourself is great fun (we do a lot of it here at Wine List HQ). But tasting with others is also a great way to improve your learning too.
One of our earliest customers kicked off the habit of inviting friends & family over for dinner, and leading through the tastings each month. "I get to be a sommelier for the evening" she told us. If you do like the sound of this, get in touch and we can add extra tasting cards to your order.