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Tasting at Home – 4 Week Compare and Contrast: France vs The New World

June 10 @ 19:00 - 20:00

£4 – £40

Starts 10th June 2020 (for 4 Wednesday evening sessions)

This fascinating course will focus on the classic wine regions of France and compare them against wines from their counterparts in other parts of the globe. We will 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 Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and more from the best locations and producers from France and the across the rest of the wine producing 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, South Africa, Chile, and Argentina, and compare them to wine from Loire, Burgundy, Bordeaux and the Rhone, We will vote at the end of each session and you will decide who wins in France Vs New World Wine.

Course Programme (4 sessions – all Wednesdays 7-8pm):

  • 10th June – Bordeaux versus – looking at Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauternes
  • 17th June – Loire versus – looking at Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc
  • 24th June – Rhone and Alsace versus – looking at Shiraz and Riesling
  • 1st July – Burgundy versus – looking at Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

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

Key Details:

We will recommended wines for each tasting session however these are not mandatory and can be substituted with wines of your choice from each  region or grape variety. If you’d like to purchase the wines we will be tasting during the live sessions, you can do so via Great Western Wines. When you sign up for the course, you’ll be sent a discount code to purchase the suggested wines. Great Western Wines already offers a 10-15% discount compared to buying the wines on the high street, with our exclusive discount code you’ll receive a further 10% off. Delivery of the wine is free, on orders over £50, to any UK address. Plus you can add extra bottles too! So its a great offer all round.

Course materials and videos will be available to you following the tasting so you can learn again at any time.

Course sign up is per screen – those in the same household can participate together with just one purchase.


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