Wine & Chocolate Pairing

Spring Term: Friday 5 May

Friday: 7:30pm

Tutors: Andrew Price BA (Hons) & Eiichi Sukegawa BA (Hons)

Master Class: Fee £20.00


Course Details

This evening programme brings together our favourite things – Wine and Chocolate.

Appreciated for their individual tastes, wine and chocolate are not often enjoyed together. Experts, Andrew and Eiichi, will spend the evening exploring the taste sensations of pairing wine with chocolate.

Both have distinct flavour notes, textures, finishes and personalities. The tastes depend on the growing conditions, the type of plant from a particular place, as well as the harvesting and production techniques. Careful pairing allows the taster to experience them together, enhancing and complimenting the flavours.

Over two hours we shall be:

Tasting and Pairing nine combinations – three different kinds of wine and three kinds of single origin dark chocolate. Both wines and chocolate having their own introduction and explanation from both sides.

Wine and Spirit Consultant Andrew Price BA (Hons) MA PGCE FWS C.S.W.

Andrew Price trained in wine in Italy and London. He became a lecturer for Gyosei University in History and Cultural Studies, including wine. Then when Gyosei closed its UK campus he taught for Reading University and for private colleges in London.

Andrew has recently had the honour of being invited to teach about wine and cultural history at Oxford University.

Head Chocolatier and Patissier Eiichi Sukegawa BA (Hons)

Eiichi started his career as an apprentice chef in Kudou Ginza Tokyo and then studying in France and the UK, completing his degree in International Culinary Arts. At the West London University he achieved the status of Student of the Year and was awarded The Colin Rayner Memorial Prize in 2006 and The Peter Jaquemin Award in 2007.

Eiichi has worked for two prestigious Patissiers and Chocolatiers in London, during which time he lectured and gave courses in Chocolate and Patisserie. As Head Chocolatier at Melt Chocolates Notting Hill London W11 he was responsible for creating and designing new products of a very high standard.

Eiichi now runs My Sweet Academy, set up to provide adults and children the opportunity to experience his passion for chocolate through teaching.

Friday 5 May : 7:30pm

Tutors: Eiichi Sukegawa & Andrew Price

Master Class: Fee £20.00