GREAT WESTERN WINE LAUNCHES NEW WINE SCHOOL
The school has a simple aim – to demystify the world of wine, and give hands-on learning through tasting experience., via a series of one day courses, and more in depth six week courses. The courses are designed to broaden knowledge of the world of wine, boost confidence in selection, and most importantly to increase the students’ enjoyment and appreciation of wine.
The courses will be run by Tristan Darby, an ex-actor and singer, with 15 years of catering experience, who set up the Bristol Wine School four years ago, and has run courses for many of the top restaurants in the Bristol area, with a focus on teaching the principles of food and wine matching.
Richard Lecoche, Great Western Wine Retail Business Manager commented: “Our customers have been asking us for a wine school for years – so we’re delighted to launch the Great Western Wine School! Tristan shares our approach to wine. He has an easy, likeable presenting style – in part due to his acting and singing background; but mostly down to his no nonsense, unstuffy, informed approach to wine. If you want to learn more about wine, have some fun, and be able to make more informed wine buying decisions this is for you.”
“The idea behind the courses at Great Western Wine is to expose students to a variety of styles and wine types in a relaxed and inclusive tutored environment’, said Darby. ‘We want to ignite a spark in our students that the world of wine isn’t just a place for elitists and connoisseurs, but that given the right information, it is a fascinating place full of variety to be enjoyed by all.’
The Great Western Wine school launches on 23rd February, with a series of one day and also six week courses. Further information, and details of the courses can be found at http://www.greatwesternwine.co.uk/wine-school
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TRISTAN DARBY: ‘from cabaret, to cabernet’!
Tristan is a qualified wine educator, who set up the Bristol Wine School four years ago.
Born and raised in Bath, Tristan spent 8 years as an actor, singer and theatre director, following a Performing Arts course, whilst also gaining vast experience in the catering world, from front of house to sushi chef, in between acting and performing roles.His interest in wine began from his work in restaurants, but also from his time on the road,touring with a theatre company, where learning about wine became a hobby and a form of entertainment!
Having run wine tastings, for a number of years, Tristan set up the Bristol Wine School, and formulated courses, which he has run for Averys, Bordeaux Quay and Hotel du Vin.