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Tour de France

Tour de France

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At this tasting we decode French wine labels for you and give you the keys to understand the styles of wine that come from different parts of France. 

We'll tell the story of French wine in six wines from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc including a wine from a top Bordeaux commune.

Bordeaux has for centuries been a global by-word for premium quality wine. We'll unwrap the mysteries shrouding wines like Margaux, Pauillac and Saint-Emilion. Is it just the climate which makes these wines so special? 

The Rhone Valley was wowing people with spicy Syrah (the original French name for Shiraz) long before the Australians discovered it!

The Loire is often referred to as the 'garden of France' thanks to its lush, verdant countryside. It produces some of the most delicious Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc in the world, with a refreshing bite and vitality.

In Burgundy we find wines which have captured many a wine-lover's heart: Chablis, Meursault, Gevery-Chambertin, a veritable roll call of wine royalty. We will discover exactly what makes these wines so special and learn how to pick a bargain or two.

By the end of the evening you will have learned:

  • regional differences and what they mean
  • why French wine is so good with food
  • the variations you can expect with different vintages

Includes a minimum of 6 wines sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, tasting notes, use of professional tasting glasses and some food pairing with cheese.

This evening tasting is part of our flagship World of Wine course. You can book a place on the 6 Week World of Wine course for £200 and get one tasting FREE here.

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Leonardo Royal Brighton Waterfront Hotel
Kings Road

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