World of Wine - Grand Tour of France
Finally get to grips with France! At this tasting we will decode French wines for you and give you the keys to understanding where they use the most common grape varieties. The next time you go shopping for French wine you will understand the regions and how this effects the flavours you will encounter inside the bottle.
Our selection of 6 wines will include some of the following grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.
Bordeaux has for centuries been a global by-word for premium quality wine. It brings to mind the villages of Margaux, St Julien and St Emilion and their robust, complex and multi-faceted reds which evolve over decades in the bottle. We unwrap the mysteries which shroud these wines: is it the climate which makes these wines so special? The wine making practices? Or, the grapes themselves?
The Rhone Valley was wowing people with deep, smoky Syrah (the original French name for Shiraz) long before the Australians discovered it!
The Loire is often referred to as the 'garden of France' thanks to its lush, verdant countryside and produces some of the most delicious Sauvignon Blanc in the world, with a refreshing bite and vitality.
In Burgundy we find wines which have captured many a wine-lover's heart: Chablis, Meursault, Gevery-Chambertin, a veritable roll call of wine royalty! We will discover exactly what it is that makes these wines so special and learn how to pick up a bargain or two.
(Note, this evening can be booked on its own or as part of our core 8-week course - book all 8 evenings and save £25 ! The 8-week course is flexible, so if you have to skip an evening you can pick it up next time).
All tastings include; minimum of 6 wines sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, tasting sheets and use of professional tasting glasses.
All our courses can be purchased as a gift - either purchase using the 'book now' button below and then email us to ask us to send a Gift Voucher OR buy an open voucher (2 year expiry date!) so your recipient can choose when to come (the evening repeats through the year).
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Course Date/Time: Thu 6th Feb 2020 at 7pm -9pm
Duration: 2 Hours
Venue: The Guildford Institute,Ward Street, Guildford,GU14LH