Short Courses

Learn with the specialist centre for foods, tourism, hospitality and events.


6 hours


Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm

What You Learn

How to taste wine like a professional

Understanding balance of structure in food and wine

Understanding balance of flavour in food and wine

What You Get

Certification of participation

Enhanced knowledge of food and wine pairing

Course notes

Materials to Bring

Pen for note taking

Dress Code

Neat casual dress required

Don’t be let down by pour judgement at your next dinner party or hosting event– this class is designed to induct you into some basics of food and wine pairing. 

In this hands on class you will learn how to consider the balance of structure - weight, volume, texture and temperature – and the balance of flavour – sweet, bitter, salty, sour and tannin – in wine and food.

Sampling six foods and six wines you will explore the key principles in food and wine pairing with each of these examples (sweetness, unami, acidity, salt, bitterness and spice) and discover how to compare and contrast these flavours and how to taste wine like a professional.

Lunch is provided for all class participants

On completion of this class you will receive a certificate of attendance.