3 DAY BREAD & WINE RETREAT IN KINGSTON, CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st May 2020
THE DREAM PAIRING
Enjoy wine workshops interspersed with sourdough breadmaking sessions over the course of 3 days at the White Cottage Bakery in Cambridgeshire. We will start at the very beginning and cover all the basics regarding bread making and wine tasting. We will taste/drink over 20 wines, eat a lot of our own homemade bread, and enjoy some relaxed tasting sessions in the kitchen or outside in the cottage garden.
You will return home capable and confident - reading a wine list, selecting wine in a shop and producing your own sourdough loaves.
Between wine sessions and breadmaking workshops we will sit for lunch at the Bakery, and for those that choose to stay at Kingston Barns, our fabulous accommodation for the duration of the course, drinks and dinner will be served.
THE BREAD COURSE
Using only naturally occurring wild yeasts, we will make classic sourdough loaves, mastering the techniques for making, shaping, and baking this marvel of ancient alchemy with just flour, water and salt. Over the course of the three days we will explore the nature of wild yeasts and get hands on with the dough.
What you will learn about bread:
THE WINE COURSE
Taught by wine expert, Emily O'Hare, the Level 1 WSET course is a beginner level introduction to wine suitable for all those who enjoy wine and would like to deepen their knowledge. This qualification provides a hands on introduction to the world of wine. You will explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wine accurately, make food and wine pairings and feel confident in spotting a faulty wine.
Because we are teaming this course with bread-making, it makes sense that we also take a look at the action of yeast in winemaking - comparing wines made with cultured yeasts and wild yeasts (touching on some of the ‘natural wine’ conversation) and having a taste test of a range of Champagnes and ‘traditional method’ sparkling wines from England, Spain and Italy so as to be able to bandy the word “autolytic” around in pretentious wine company. Fortunately we will have plenty of bread to soak up all these samples!
Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.
Residential, full board, ensuite Single occupancy- £825
Residential, full board, ensuite Double occupancy (per person, based on 2 people sharing) - £725
Non Residential - £585
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
*For those who have chosen to book without accommodation but would like to join for drinks and dinner, this can be organised with Helen and costs £30 per person per meal including wine.
White Cottage is an artisan bread and baking school run by award-winning sourdough baker Helen Underwood.
Based just outside of Cambridge, we offer workshops for all skill levels—so whether you're a complete novice or an experienced baker, we have a workshop for you!
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