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Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

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A fun evening where we help develop your blind tasting skills!

Come and sample specially chosen Burgundy wines showing typical French style and compare them BLIND with wines made using the same grapes in New World countries such as Australia, South Africa or America.

Learn to tell the difference by sight, smell and taste alone! It really helps you understand the impact of climate in wine production. 

Which will you prefer - the French or the New World versions? Each evening we will finish voting for our favourites and you may be surprised

At this tasting, you will learn more about French wine, but you will also build your confidence to explore other wines. The next time you select a wine in shops and restaurants you will more likely choose the grapes and country that suit your taste preferences.

Pinot Noir is the grape that makes red Burgundy from light wines good with simple starters to astounding wines matured with age perfect for a special treat.

Chardonnay makes white Burgundy from crisp and clean Chablis to richer and oakier wines further south. But what do their New World counterparts taste like and do they pair with the same foods?

By the end of the evening you will have learned:

  • what's special about Burgundy
  • reasons for the differences in wine deriving from climate
  • current trends in the New World

All tastings include: a minimum of 6 wines sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, full tasting notes, use of professional tasting glasses and some food pairing with nibbles.

All our courses can be purchased as a Gift either as a dated or undated voucher.

This evening can also be booked within our 4-part France vs New World evening class (click here to see). Save £10 booking the whole 4 Tuesday eve sessions and your blind tasting skills will really develop!


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The Venetian Wine Bar, Cambridge
21 Station Place

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