skip to main content
Rated 'Excellent' on TripAdvisor

Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc - Grape Expectations

10+ places left!
Choose a Date
or Buy an open dated voucher
(no date selected)
Starts at
2 hours

Event Description

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

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

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

Which will you prefer - the French versions 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 different wines. The next time you select wine in shops and restaurants you will more likely choose the grapes and country suiting your own taste preference.

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. Sauvignon Blanc makes the famous wines from Sancerre and Pouilly Fume in the Loire. . But what do their New World counterparts taste like and do they pair with the same foods?

This evening is one of a series of three where we celebrate wine diversity -                            join us for the other two and save £15

Chardonnay and Syrah/Shiraz 25 November

Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon 2 December

How to get there

Milton Keynes Gallery
900 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes

View venue

Gift Voucher

Our Gift Vouchers for fun Tastings and Courses make a perfect gift for any occasion.

  • Choose an event or £ value
  • Add your message (optional)
  • FREE Email Gift Vouchers
  • Or upgrade with a gold-embossed Gift Voucher delivered in stylish wallet
  • Valid for 24 months
  • Redeem easily at all our wine schools UK-wide – over 40 locations!
Gift Vouchers

'The best wine courses and classes in the UK'

Victoria Moore
Daily Telegraph

'Londons loveliest wine tasting classes'

Time Out
Time Out Magazine

Best Wine Courses - "5 Wine Schools I rate"

Suzy Atkins
Delicious Magazine

We're part of the Local Wine School Network

The world's fastest-growing network of independent wine schools, teaching fun, accessible wine courses at all levels – ‘wine tasting for everyone’. We also offer professional courses and qualifications for those wishing to start or develop their wine careers.

Wine Schools Franchises
Local Schol Network Map