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Masterclass: The Oak Effect

Oak has a bad rep for some. There are lots of people who won’t drink chardonnay at all because they had a bad experience with an over-oaked new world example. But the influence of oak on wine is not as simple as that. Join this masterclass to find out all that matters!

The Oak Effect | 30 euros per person
French, American, East European barrels. Heavily toasted, light toasted. Staves, chips or cubes instead.. The world of oak is one on its own and deserves a better understanding by any wine lover. So what is the influence of using oak? Besides making a cellar look cool and romantic, oak adds aroma and flavor compounds to wine. Think of vanilla, sweet spices and clove. It also can softens a wine and can give you that warm mouthfeel that many people appreciate. Some wine lovers swear with these 'oaky' flavors and believe that is makes almost any wine taste better, whereas others think it distracts from the actual aromas and flavors of the wine.

So what about you? Get to find out your personal preference during this Masterclass where you'll learn all about this Oaky Business! The line-up consists of 6 wines; 2 whites, 4 reds. All characterized by a different use of oak, so up to you to decide: 'to oak or not to oak'!

Book your spot by filling out the form below.


Additional details

  • The tasting will last about 2 hours - from 8pm till 10pm - and will be conducted in English

  • For this event a 100% prepayment is required. Payments can be made by bank transfer, Paypal or by passing by the studio to pay either in cash or by card. Tickets are non-refundable.

  • In case of allergies or dietary requirements please let me know ahead of the event.

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