Masterclasses at the b.f.t. 2016
11 am Bishop Partidge Hall
Discovering Aged White Ports
Paulo Pinto of the Port and Douro Wine Institute, will be showing a selection of blended and Colheita white Ports from various producers that demonstrate the great depth and structure these wines can achieve through extended cask ageing.
12 midday, Hoare Memorial Hall
Niepoort's Bioma Vinha Velha Vintage Port vertical
Dirk Niepoort will tutor a vertical tasting of this extraordinary single vineyard Vintage Port. This is the first time such a tasting has been done by Dirk, and will give unique insights into terroir of the Pisca vineyard, and a now uncommon approach to ageing Vintage Port before bottling. Fully subscribed, registration now closed.
1pm, Bishop Partridge Hall
Sherry Masterclass: Unlocking Sherry’s secret
You are invited to join César Saldaña, general manager, CRDO Jerez, for an authoritative and in-depth guide to the young, fresh and dry styles of Sherry that intrigue and contribute so significantly to the world of oenology.
This masterclass will unveil the secrets of biological ageing, one two ways Sherry ages in the bodega. The session will explain what exactly ‘flor’ is and how it gives Sherry its uniqueness. Guests will first learn the science behind ‘flor’ and then, more rewardingly, enjoy a wide-ranging tasting of nine superb examples of Finos and Manzanillas, including some rare old wines, as well as, on-trend, ‘en rama’ styles too. Fully subscribed, registration now closed
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2:30pm Hoare Memorial Hall
The Fabulous World of Tawny Port
The House of Sogevinus invites you to taste through a treasure trove of rare aged Tawny Ports from Barros, Burmester, Calem and Kopke. These wines will not be available in the main tasting hall, so register now to avoid disappointment. Rui Falcao, Portugal's leading wine journalist will be your expert host for this seminar.
4pm, Bishop Partridge Hall
Madeira Masterclass: A Wide Range of Unique Wines
The Madeira Wine Institute presents a fascinating tasting displaying the diversity and individuality that only Madeira can deliver. This masterclass will be expertly tutored by Rui Falcao, Portugal's leading wine journalist and features rare Madeiras not being shown in the main tasting hall. Fully subscribed, registration now closed