Discover French Whites (SOUTHAMPTON)
Welcome to the Wonderful World of French White Wines! There is a 20-minute Introduction to Wine Tasting at the start of this tasting.
In the wettest part of France, the North West, they call it 'The Garden of France' as it is the most green and lush. Here lies the Loire Valley, a grapegrowing area famous as the home of Sauvignon Blanc, a trendy grape variety currently receiving ample air-time in the world of wine. We'll look at Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé and talk about why so many people love this classic French grape.
Central France houses Burgundy, a wine region locked in any wine aficionados heart. It is steeped in tradition and home to classic grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Gamay and the expressive and elegant Pinot Noir. Within the undulating hills of Côte d’Or, we find the famous expressions of the classic grape variety, Chardonnay, and wines to die for. Also we shall explore the up-and-coming Côte Chalonnaise and the delicate wines from the Maconnais. A delightful region to taste your way through.
A richly endowed wine region that deserves greater recognition. Alsace is a unique blend of the best of Germanic and French culture and grape varieties, and offers some of France's most idiosyncratic wine styles. It is the most distinct of wine regions ... and my favourite!
But let's not forget the stunning, but less known, white wines from BORDEAUX and SOUTHERN FRANCE. There are so many types and grapes to enjoy, and not enough time! ;-)
Your wine tutor, Cecile, 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 passed the acclaimed Champagne Master Level Certificate in 2018.
All tastings include: minimum of 6 wines sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, PowerPoint presentation, full tasting notes, use of professional ISO tastings glasses.
This tasting would make an original and interesting gift! You can purchase a place on any course as a Gift Voucher or you can buy an open Gift Voucher and let them choose an event at their leisure.
Places remaining: 4
Course Date/Time: Fri 25th Jan 2019 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure) 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN