Surry Hills restaurant Nomad has just as much street cred for its wine as it does for its next-level Middle Eastern cuisine. As well as having an extensive wine list and an in-house cellar door, the restaurant also has a monthly wine delivery service. And now its adding another notch to its vinous belt, launching its very own wine school.
From July, the restaurant will run a series of monthly weeknight classes, hosted upstairs at neighbouring China Heights Gallery by Nomad's Director of Wine Simon Howland. The Monday and Tuesday night classes will clock in at a tidy 90 minutes and include a guided tasting of six wines, with cheese and charcuterie. They'll hone in on a particular theme, like What is Natural Wine? and Festive Wines. A spot at the table will cost you $150.
Those wanting to really get into the specifics can join one of the Saturday classes, which run for 5.5 hours one Saturday a month for $250. These sessions include more wines and lunch at Nomad.
NOMAD WINE SCHOOL WEEKDAY SCHEDULE
Tuesday, July 24: Nomad Winter Wines
Tuesday, August 14: What is Natural Wine?
Monday, September 3: Nomad Spring Selection
Tuesday, October 9: Winemaker or Vineyard, Who Really Makes the Wine?
Tuesday, November 13: Nomad Festive Wines