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Tasting at Home – Rhone and the Alsace versus The New World

June 24 @ 19:00 - 20:00


If you are a fan of smooth, full bodied reds or zesty food freindly Whites, then this online wine class is for you.

The classic wine region of the Rhone Valley is home to the beautiful Syrah grape. The styles of wines are rather different between the Northern and Southern Rhone, which you will discover through tasting wines such as the famous Chateauneuf du Pape.The South of France has a wonderful Mediterranean climate which is not just fantastic for holidaying in, but also great for growing ripe grapes with bag loads of flavour. We will journey through this region, renowned for the quality and affordability of its wine and compare them to the powerhouses of new world reds, like bold spicy (and boozy) Australian Shiraz. Which will you prefer?

Alsace in eastern France lies on the border of Germany and is as German as it is French in terms of population, architecture and its’ grape varieties. Germanic Riesling and Gewurztraminer are found here side-by-side with French Pinot Blanc and Gris all adding to a small-but-complex wine producing region offering the most aromatic and different styles in comparison to the rest of France. It unusual, its unique, its great!

So by comparing and contrasting an Alsace Riesling or say a Clare Valley Riesling from Australia we can look at what makes them different and discover which you like best?

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:

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.


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