4 Week Tour de France (Cheltenham)
Discover the grape varieties and wine styles of perhaps the most important wine country in the world - France. This is a course that really gets to grips with all the major wine regions of France dedicating a whole evening each to the top four areas.
The UK's love affair with French wine is one that boasts quality and quantity - we love well-made French wine and we love a lot of it! Through conquest and trade Britain has secured high volumes of our channel neighbour's produce from Bordeaux (what the British call Claret), Burgundy, Loire and the Rhone to Champagne. With high volumes of French quality wine arriving on our shores there has never been a more important time to understand a French wine label - especially when they are not easy to decipher to the untrained eye.
This course will enable to you select French wine with greater confidence as it is specially designed to teach you the hints and tips of the regions and what's behind the label. The course focusses on practically tasting key examples of the major regions, building the theory around it to make a thoroughly enjoyable "Tour de France", in wine.
Course Programme (all Thursdays):
4th May 2017 - Burgundy & Champagne (Chablis, Macon, Beaujolais, Champagne & more)
11th May 2017 - Bordeaux and South West (Medoc, Saint-Emilion, Sauternes, Cahors, Madiran, Jurancon & more)
18th May 2017 - Loire & Alsace (Sancerre, Vouvray, Riesling & more)
25th May 2017 - Rhone & South of France (St Joseph, Chateauneuf du Pape, Provence, Languedoc & more)
All tastings are tutored with a digital presentation and you will receive full tasting notes, a tasting sheet and food nibbles.
Please note: total fee is £110 – comprising a deposit of £70 plus £10 payable on each evening. This is a fantastic way to really get to grips with both the classic and lesser known wine regions of France
Places remaining: 11
Course Date/Time: Thu 4th May 2017 at 7pm - 9pm
Duration: 4 Thursday evenings
Venue: Wyastone Towhhouse, Parabola Road, Cheltenham