Alternative New Zealand

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Join Richard Lane DipWSET for an exploration of New Zealand’s other grape varieties and wine styles. It’s not just Sauvignon Blanc!

Event details

With its predominantly cool climate, New Zealand has been rightly heralded for producing some of the world’s finest Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. But this often masks the brilliance of other varieties that can flourish in this far corner of the southern hemisphere.

Join Richard Lane DipWSET for an exploration of New Zealand’s other grape varieties and wine styles. While the tasting will start with a premium traditional method sparkling wine from Marlborough and conclude with a sweet Riesling from Central Otago, in-between we will discover (via some blind tasting) other fabulous expressions of some of the world’s most celebrated varieties such as Albarino, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Franc and Syrah.

Wines will be revealed on the night...


About the presenter, Richard Lane DipWSET

Richard Lane DipWSET

Richard qualified with the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines in February 2021. He took on the course after spending a year in South West France, where he discovered his passion for wine. Prior to this, his career was in health and science communications and journalism, and he still freelances for The Lancet. Richard started teaching at WSET School London in the summer of 2021, and is the first blind person to qualify as a WSET educator.


Booking terms and conditions

Payment in full must be made at the time of booking and places are not confirmed until payment has been received. Unfortunately we cannot take provisional bookings.

Cancellations and transfers

  • Cancellations and transfers can be made up to two weeks before the event
  • Cancellations within 10 working days are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another event
  • If you need to change a name on the booking, please give us as much notice as possible
  • WSET School London reserves the right to cancel an event. If necessary, a full refund or transfer will be offered.

Please note: The sample list and speaker/s may be subject to change


Tasting level

Intermediate: An in-depth exploration of a particular topic. Some prior knowledge is beneficial – such as a WSET Level 2 qualification – but these sessions will be enjoyable and educational for anyone with an interest in the subject.

Contact us

If you would like to book over the phone or have any particular enquiries about this event, please call our Student Services team on 020 7089 3841 or email studentservicesteam@wsetglobal.com