I have been fortunate enough to attend a number of Mark's wine courses with Cambridgeshire Wine School. I have attended an 8 week Tuesday evening session where a group of us sampled a wide range of wines from all over the world, looking at different the old world wines of for the first 4 weeks and then looking at the new world wines for the following 4 weeks. The last of the 8 week course was the sparkling wine paired with fish and chips which was a delight, as well as watching Mark teach a selection of people Sabrage - taking the top of the champagne off with a sword! Light hearted and informative and have made a few firm friends as a result. I then continued on and did a 4 week France versus New World wines which was a great follow on, with a bit more blind tasting, trying to work out which one was which - great fun! I then decided to go down the more serious route and take the WSET Level 2 course. There was a bit more concentrating with this course, with materials and prereading to do. Where as the previous courses were more relaxed and you could drink your wine, the WSET course involved some heavy use of the spittoons, but your are there to learn! Mark injects a great level of enthusiasm and is always happy to answer your questions. He has some funny ways of helping you to remember your grapes and regions and I wouldn't have been able to remember the Italian black grape varieties for the exam without his excellent teaching. A fantastic course and would highly recommend!
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