(Re)Discover Great French Wines (POOLE)
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TASTING WILL NOW TAKE PLACE AT THE HOTEL DU VIN, THAMES STREET, POOLE
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 Rousillon - 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 way. A 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.
Places remaining: 2
Course Date/Time: Wed 4th Apr 2018 at 7.30pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Hotel du Vin, Thames Street, off the Quay, Poole, BH15 1JN