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Saturday France vs New World at Caius College

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Event Description

Come and enjoy a friendly, informal and fun wine journey through Old World and New World wines in a beautiful, centrally located Cambridge college.

Starting with Champagne, we'll compare wines made with the same grape, but in different countries (no previous experience needed). A delicious two-course lunch is included. 

On this fascinating course we will compare wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and oher grapes.

We'll sample the classic French versions and compare them blind with New World countries like Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa and USA.

You will learn the basics about the different grape varieties and how to taste wine like a professional. No previous experience is necessary.

Plus - watch and learn how to open a bottle of sparkling wine using a sword! 

Course outline

  • Burgundy vs New World (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir)
  • Bordeaux vs New World (Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot blends)
  • Rhone vs New World (Grenache & Shiraz)
  • Loire & Alsace vs New World (Sauvignon Blanc & Riesling)
  • How to taste wine like a professional – aroma, flavours, describing wines
  • Improve your senses
  • Tutored Tasting of 13 wines
  • Food & Wine matching tips & advice

Halfway through the day we will take a break from the hard work of tasting wine to enjoy a delicious two-course lunch followed by a mini tour of the college to appreciate its history.

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

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Gonville & Caius college
Trinity Street

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