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Wines of Bordeaux and Rhone Valley

Wines of Bordeaux and Rhone Valley

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1.5 hours

Event Description

We have converted this course to an online event via Zoom
We will be send x6 50ml wine samples to each person booked on this event

Bordeaux is naturally split into two by the River Gironde – we’ll explore both sides, explain the styles of wine to expect, talk about that French word “terroir” and why some vintages are amazing and others not so fabulous.

You may know the principal grape varieties in Bordeaux are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, but have you tasted wines with Cabernet Franc or Petit Verdot in them?

We'll also be trying some white wines made using Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

The we're heading East to the Rhone Valley, where we find the grape Syrah (Shiraz) and its’ multifaceted styles. The other fabulous grape we need to try from this area is the spicy Grenache, and these two grapes together exist because of the hot climate down here, making more intense and full-bodied wines. We’ll explore some classics maybe Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vacqueras or Hermitage.

We'll be tasting at least 6 wines each evening.


THis event also forms part of our Wine Tour of Europe


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