Wines of Spain and Portugal

The robust Rioja reds, interspaced with the delicate Sauvignon Blanc of Rueda and celebrating with Cave from Priorato are a glimpse of the impressive line-up of Spanish wines waiting to be discovered. The luscious wines of Spain are divine and can be equally enjoyed with or without food. The romantic Tempranillo grape and Cervantes Don Quixote share the countryside of the Meseta. Take a leaf out of Cervantes highly respected literature treasure and meander on paper at least the stories of Cadiz and Jerez, home to the world of Sherry and Palomino. Rich and texturally unsurpassed this wine course invites you with arms, a hearty hug and a wine to cure any romantic. Ole Signore and Signoras!


The Douro valley, famed for Port wine is located in the historically rich land of northern Portugal. Home to renowned world explorers whose reputation is etched in discovery are Vasco De Gama and Magellan. The idyllic mountains of the Douro greet you as you enter this UNESCO designated site. Populated with undulating vistas with captivate the romance of the area from the gent awakening sunrise to the spectacularly impressive vibrantly coloured sunset, Portugal offers an unsurpassed an often overlooked range of wines. Be our guest and together we can roam the halls, caves and valleys of this stunningly beautiful part of the world, tasting wines and, where possible, matching the wines with the delicate cuisine of this country as it lies gently on the Iberian Peninsula.

With each course there is a recommended wine list that is indicative of the classic wines of this country. We strongly encourage you to try these wines during the course of your studies.
This is a self-paced course and should take approximately 19-25 hours including study time to complete.

Course available from Fall 2019

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