World of Wine - Discover Bordeaux and Languedoc
Welcome to the world of South West French wine; filled with rich, spicy and warming reds made from the noble varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Grenache and Syrah. Join us as we discover why the British have enjoyed such a long love affair with the wines of this region.
The quintessential drink of a British gentleman! Bordeaux has for centuries been a global by-word for premium quality wine. We know the elegant reds from the great villages such as Margaux and St Emilion, but the Bordeaux region produces fascinating whites and sweet wines as well. Our tasting seeks 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?
Much maligned in the past, this region of France is now considered to be one of the most exciting. Plantings of new varieties are blended with traditional Mourvedre, Grenache and Syrah using some of the most modern wine making techniques. The result is interesting wines at great value. In this tasting we will lead you to some of the best.
Places remaining: 2
Course Date/Time: Thu 5th Oct 2017 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Chamberlain Hotel, Minories, London