(Re)Discover Great French Wines (POOLE)

(Re)Discover Great French Wines (POOLE)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TASTING WILL NOW BE HELD AT THE GUILDHALL TAVERN, French fish restaurant, 15 Market Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1NB

Join us as we taste wines from the best vineyards in France. We will taste our way around the major wine regions of France - Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Loire Valley, the Rhone Valley, Alsace, Languedoc & Roussillon  - and sample the fascinating range and variety of delicious wines which they produce.

Starting in the Loire with lively aromatic Sauvignon Blanc, we'll head northeast to the sunniest place in France (yes Alsace!) where we'll taste some  excellent Riesling or Gerwurztraminer and then south through Burgundy for delicious Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Continuing south we reach the Rhone valley where we will try a fabulous Syrah. We'll obviously travel to Bordeaux and taste one of the best Cabernet/Merlot blends on the planet. Finally we'll journey into the soft warm climate of the Mediterranean to taste wonderful ripe wines from the Languedoc and Rousillion - currently producing some of the most interesting and best value wines in France, including that of Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt (THE only Rose wine in the World to make it to the 100 Best Wines of 2014!). Come and understand why even Hollywood loves French wines! ;-)

Your tutor, Cecile Bergart, was born in the Champagne Region of France. She is a published Champagne and Wine Educator, a guest champagne expert for Champagne World Magazine and for Channel 4 'Superscrimpers', a regular guest speaker on BBC Radio Solent, as well as being an approved staff educator for Marks and Spencer. She is also a Ruinart Champagne Ambassador in the UK. Trust us when we say that you will be in good hands! 

The French are guilty of "drinking the best and exporting the rest", but thanks to Cecile's expertise and very own wine cellar, you will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to taste "the real deal" and discover what the fuss about great French wines is finally all about!

It will be a hugely entertaining evening and you will also pick up a fascinating array of information and wine tips along the wayA great way of learning more about French wine and discovering the variety and value is on offer from the Grande Dame of the wine world.

All tastings include: minimum of 6 wines from Cecile's wine cellar where she has stored and aged many little gems, PowerPoint presentation, full tasting notes, use of professional ISO tastings glasses.

This evening makes a great present and can be bought as a Gift Voucher for just £27.50.



EXCLUSIVE Pre-Tasting Evening Menu for Hampshire Wine School's customers, in partnership with The Guidhall Tavern (served from 5.30pm) - please call the restaurant direct to book your table on 01202 671717 or online by clicking here

Two courses £20.00 / Three courses £25.00



  • French onion soup, gratinated with cheese and croutons (V)
  • Fresh local crab salad and smoked salmon cocktail
  • Double baked cheese soufflé
  • Wye Valley Smoked salmon, toasts and lemon


  • Guildhall Tavern real ale battered fish of the day
  • Traditional French Beef Bourguignon in red wine with carrots and onions
  • Fresh Local skate wing, butter and fresh capers
  • Vegetarian Wellington on a bed of salad


  • Crepe au chocolat
  • French cheeses selection served with grapes, celery and biscuits
  • Vanilla bean crème brulee
  • Ice cream or sorbets selection

(This menu includes bread and marinated olives on arrival, selection of mixed vegetables, French fries and new potatoes with your main course.)

Places remaining: 4

Course Date/Time: Wed 5th Apr 2017 at 7.30pm

Duration: 2 hours

Venue: Guildhall Tavern, French fish restaurant, 5 Market Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1NB

Event Price: £27.50







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