Evening Tasting France 1: Bordeaux, Rhone, The South

March 21, 2018 (Wed) from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Shropshire Wine School
The Lion Hotel, Wyle Cop
Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 8PG

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Cost: £30

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Educational     Light Appetizers      Tasting (sit down)     Wine    

Join us for our evening tasting, Tour de France Stage 1, which covers the classic French regions of Bordeaux the Rhône valley and the South of France. We will taste at least 6 red and white wines which will showcase the best of these world class regions.

Part 1 - Bordeaux

Bordeaux is probably the World's most famous wine region and we all know it as the home of ‘Claret’ the generic name we give to the region’s classic reds. But there is much more to this warm, south-westerly part of France. The climate and soils are perfectly suited to the red grapes Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot but the region also produces deliciously vibrant & complex whites from Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. If you thought that Bordeaux was just about expensive red wines, this tasting will reveal how much variety is really available - delicious food-friendly reds & whites to suit every budget.

Part 2 – The Rhône Valley

The classic wine region of the Rhone Valley is home to the seductive Syrah grape and the generous Grenache. The styles of wines are rather different between the Northern and Southern Rhone, which you will discover through tasting wines such as Crozes Hermitage and Côtes du Rhône.

Part 3 – The South of France

The South of France has a wonderful Mediterranean climate which is not just fantastic for holidaying in, but also great for growing ripe grapes loaded with flavour. We will explore some regions renowned for their quality, but it is the wide range and affordability of wines from the South, that we’re sure will surprise and delight you!
 

Professional ISO tasting glasses, all course materials including tasting sheets & water are provided

This evening tasting makes a great gift and can be purchased as a Gift Voucher for just £30.00

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