Understanding Wine at the Dinner Table in NO DECANTING!®

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Date(s) - July 6, 2020 - October 5, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


We are live on Zoom every Monday from 6 July to 5 Oct to taste & pair WHITE, RED, SPARKLING and FORTIFIED WINES…from APERITIF to DESSERT!

Understanding Wine at the Dinner Table in No Decanting!®



This course is highly empirical and designed to master the principles of wine & food pairing at the dinner table.

The full course lasts 4 weeks and consists of 4 masterclasses plus a free introductory class with guided wine tastings, practical exercises, sensorial analyses and food pairing tutorials according to the No Decanting!® principles.

Each class will explain, in detail, how the various service, tasting and pairing techniques are applied to wine and gastronomy.

The course is on a recurring weekly basis and is intended for a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12 people.



Masterclasses are held live on Zoom at dinner time, once a week, on Monday, and last for about 1.5 hours, allowing you to taste each wine along its natural evolution in the glass and in pairing with your meal.

Up to 3 bottles are opened, tasted and paired with food during each session. It is equally possible to open only 1 bottle and follow its evolution in the glass…from aperitif to dessert!

Getting Your Wines

After securing your place, you will receive a list of suitable wines to purchase, selected by No Decanting!® according to grape varietals, type of wine-making and link to terroir. The bottles are readily available on the market and can be acquired, either online or at a physical wine-store, ahead of the course or before every masterclass.

A bespoke menu with authentic recipes that can easily be prepared at home will be available for each masterclass. There will be plant-based options and take-away alternatives for those that do not wish to cook at home.

Special menus will be created for those who opted for a single bottle of wine.

If you have a food intolerance or an allergy, a number of tailored meals will be suggested for you.

All the pairings will be created in No Decanting!® to maximise the hedonistic pleasure of both the wines in the glass and the food on the table.

For educational purposes, a number of extra ingredients from your fridge will need to be ready to taste ahead of each tutorial. 
A list containing all the necessary food and tools for each masterclass will also be provided in advance.

All tastings and sensorial analyses will benefit from the use of ISO tasting glasses, or large red wine glasses, which can be acquired on the internet.

Learning Objectives

After each masterclass, you will be able to:

– taste and serve any wine like a pro, while at home or out with family, colleagues or friends

– learn how to find the best food pairing for a wine or viceversa

– explore how different styles of wine-making and different grape varietals can influence the pairing potential of wine and food at the dinner table

– challenge many of the wide-spread myths that still make wine an elitist and snobbish beverage in our society

– grasp the differences between terroir-driven wines, a bottle from a modernist producer or a mass-produced offering

– explore how both traditional and modern cuisine pair with wine

and, ultimately

– successfully pair with food any white, red, sparkling and fortified wine…from aperitif to dessert!


You will be assigned optional homework in the form of additional wines to taste and additional meals to prepare, as well as supplementary reading materials, to further your understanding of every aspect of wine & food pairing.

A free introductory session before the start date of the course will allow you to learn the fundamentals of wine & food tasting in No Decanting!®, become familiar with the structure of the masterclasses and set up the necessary online tools.

Upon completion of the full course, each participant will receive a certificate of attendance.

Nicola Bodano, founder of No Decanting!®, will host the masterclasses.

Promo Offers, Bookings, Fees and Refunds


If you wish to purchase the whole course you will get it at the promotional lockdown fee of 160 pounds per single participant or 40 pounds per session(more than 30% off) instead of the original 250 pounds fee or 50 pounds per session.

HURRY! This offer is valid ONLY up to 7 days before the start-date of the course!!


If you are a couple and wish to purchase the whole course you will get it at the promotional lockdown fee of 280 pounds per couple, or 35 pounds per session per individual (at 44% off the original 250 pounds fee per single participant, or 50 pounds per session).

HURRY! This offer is valid ONLY up to 14 days before the start-date of the course!!



It is possible to attend one or more individual master classes picked from the suggested timetable below at a nominal fee of 50 pounds per person.

Once you have booked a ticket on one of our masterclasses, you will receive an email with your invitation to the Zoom meeeting for the next event in the calendar. You will also receive a document named Your Guide, which forms part of of the masterclass as it contains all the necessary materials to take part to the event, including: the menu for the evening, the full list of suggested wines (if not already received) with service instructions, together with a series of matching recipes, with detailed preparation guidelines, to have ready on the day.

Should you decide to cancel or decide not to attend one or more masterclasses, you will receive a refund in the form of a voucher to use in the same masterclass or masterclasses, at a future date.

For more Info

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WHITE WINE from Aperitif to Dessert

Varietals and wine-making techniques

How to serve white wines

Temperature in the Glass

The five rules of wine & food paring

Pairing along the wine evolution


RED WINE from Aperitif to Dessert

Varietals and wine-making techniques

How to serve red wines

Temperature in the Glass

Congruent, Contrasting and Complimentary

The Glass, the Wine and the Menu


SPARKLING WINE from Aperitif to Dessert

Varietals and wine-making techniques

How to serve sparkling wines

Temperature in the Glass

Aromatic Persistency

Pairing Food to Wine and Viceversa


FORTIFIED WINE from Aperitif to Dessert

Varietals and wine-making techniques

How to serve fortified wines

Temperature in the Glass

The Role of Acidity

Impossible Pairings