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Saturday France v New World course

Saturday France v New World course

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Duration
5 hours

Event Description

A Saturday wine course exploring classic French wine styles including Champagne and their New World equivalents at Hotel du Vin with lunch!

Join us for a Saturday wine course in Brighton (11am-4pm) with 2 course lunch included where we taste classic French grape varieties and compare them to New World wines made from the same grapes. 

Saturday wine courses are suitable for all. Whether you have never been to a wine tasting before or are an experienced taster, there is something for everyone.

Saturday Wine courses include:

  • 12 wines sampled and explained
  • A delicious 2 course lunch (all diets catered for - just let us know)

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

Course outline

  • Champagne and a New World sparkling wine
  • Loire  vs New World (Sauvignon Blanc)
  • Burgundy vs New World (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir)
  • Bordeaux vs New World (Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot blends)
  • Rhone vs New World (Grenache & Shiraz)
  • How to taste wine like a professional – aroma, flavours, describing wines
  • Improve your senses
  • Tutored Tasting of 12 wines
  • Food and Wine matching tips and advice


This is a great opportunity to meet like minded people and learn more about wine with a delicious two course lunch included too!

Why not make a weekend of it and book a room at Hotel du Vin!

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