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4 Week France v New World course

4 Week France v New World course

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This fascinating course will focus on the classic wine regions of France and compares them against the best of the New World. Join us each evening as we taste several pairs of wines made from the same grape variety, but from different countries. Do you think you can tell the difference between Syrah from the south of France and Shiraz from the Barossa Valley? By the end of the course you will be able to! We will compare Cabernet, Syrah/Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay and more from the best locations and producers from France and the New World.

It is only when you taste these wines together that the differences really stand out, and the comparisons can bring some amazing insights into wine styles. We will taste wines from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, California, and compare them to wine from Loire, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhone and Alsace.

Course Programme (4 sessions - all Wednesdays):

  • 23rd Jun - Burgundy & Champagne versus - looking at Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
  • 30th Jun - Bordeaux versus - looking at Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc
  • 7th Jul - Loire/South France versus - looking at Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Rosé
  • 14th Jul - Rhone/Alsace versus - looking at Grenache, Shiraz and Riesling

All in all a fantastic opportunity to taste 24 exciting wines and discover those you like best. Challenge the way you think about wine - for ever! 

Recent Course Feedback:

"My husband and I attended Sussex Wine School's 8 week course earlier this year and thoroughly enjoyed the experience- so much so that we immediately signed up for the 4 week France v New World course. We learnt so much about wines from all over the world in a relaxed atmosphere and met some really lovely people (not to mention the fabulous wines for tasting!). I cannot recommend this course highly enough!" Amanda 

Professional ISO tasting glasses, comprehensive tasting notes and some food are all provided.

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Hotel du Vin Brighton
2 Ship Street

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