Intuitively most people know that wine tasting is a multisensory event: it just tastes different if you order a glass in that small restaurant down there at the promenade at your favourite holiday location, the sun setting while you enjoy your drink with a nice platter of cheese and the band playing in the background. In this workshop we will invite you to travel through your minds in order to better understand the importance of all of your senses while experiencing a very special selection of imported wines.
Winemakers and sommeliers have known for a long time about the link between olfactory and taste, but surprisingly little research has been done on this in the past. We have invited one of the leading experts from the research community to host a workshop for you that will give you some background on the interplay between the different senses in regards to wine. You will learn how research can help you to enjoy your special glass even more.
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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes, participants are required to be of legal drinking age and IDs will be checked before the event starts.
Where is it going to happen?
Our atmospheric venue for the multi-sensory wine tasting experience is Mary Newman's Cottage, 51, Culver Road, Satlash, PL12 4DT. This Elizabethan cottage, built around 1480, is the oldest house in Saltash. The rooms have low ceilings and the floors are uneven so do take care when entering the building. The gardens at Mary Newmans, overlooking the River Tamar, are laid out in Elizabethan style, and should the weather be fine (as the forecast suggests) the wine tasting may take place in the garden courtyard. Please wear adequate warm clothing and sensible footwear. If it is too cool outside, the tasting will take place inside one of the ground floor rooms. There is a toilet on site.
How do I get there?
It is possible to travel directly to Mary Newmans's Cottage by car. However, please note that there is no dedicated parking at the cottage. On street parking is available in nearby streets. If you are coming from Devon, we have arranged train travel from Plymouth. Please meet in the Roland Levinsky Main Reception at the University at 5:45pm. CogNovian Mihaela Taranu will walk with you to the station and catch the 18:14 train directly to Saltash. The journey only takes a thirteen minutes and the station is a few minutes walk from the cottage. The return train departs from Saltash at 21:03. If you would like to travel by train from Plymouth please contact us so that we can obtain a ticket for you.
Please note that the group will leave the main reception area at exactly 5:50pm to allow sufficient time to reach the station.