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This fascinating online wine tasting will focus on one of the world’s best-known wine region, Bordeaux. Here, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are the most widely planted grapes, so it’s no surprise that virtually every New World country has sought to emulate the French originals. How successful have Chile and the West Coast of the USA they been in their attempts? It’s your chance to discover which you think is best by tasting wines from France and elsewhere, side by side.
The classic wine region of Bordeaux is home to many black grape varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc but its not all about the reds. In addition we find white grape varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon producing wonderful refreshing dry whites and the most lauded sweet wine in the world, Sauternes.
We will seek to unwrap the mysteries which shroud these wines: is it the climate which makes these wines so special? The wine making practices? Or, the grapes themselves? Or is it, as the French would simply say, down to terroir?
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!
Wine is not included but we will recommended wines to try during the tasting session, however these are not mandatory and can be substituted with wines of your choice from the 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 book a place, 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 video will be available to you following the tasting so you can learn again at any time.
Sign up is per screen – those in the same household can participate together with just one purchase.
Great value at just £12.50 for this fascinating tutored sessions
This tasting is part of our 4 week Compare and Contrast: France vs The New World, so if you’d like to learn more about France and how wines from all over the world compare, join us for the full course and save – just £40 for four tutored tasting sessions.