Roses & Fruity Reds: Southern France vs New World (SOUTHAMPTON)
Sample the delights of the most improved and exciting wine regions in the whole of France (Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence) and find out it they can compete with the richness, fruitiness and consistency of New World wines. Some really excellent and value-for-money examples from France (yes France can be cheap!) tasted against some of the best examples from around the New World. Even Hollywood comes to the South of France to make wines ... so let's put them to the taste and see whether Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's Miraval Rosé wine can be any good ;-)
Join us as we taste several pairs of wines made from the same variety, but from different countries. Can you easily tell the difference between Grenache from Southern France and Grenache from California or from South Africa? By the end of tonight you will!
We will compare grape varieties from the Languedoc as well as the Roussillon Regions and more from the best locations and producers from Provence and the New World.
It is only when you taste these wines together that the differences start to stand out, and the comparisons can bring some amazing insights into wine styles. We will taste wines BLIND from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, California and compare them without any preconceptions or prejudice. Get ready for real surprises! ;-)
Places remaining: 18
Course Date/Time: Fri 8th Nov 2019 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hrs
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (a Mercure Hotel), 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN