Dates: October 20-25, 2019
6 days, 5 nights
Limited to 18 participants
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to discover the Alsace wine region with your instructor, Andrew Jefford, an award-winning journalist for Decanter magazine, presenter of Decanter master classes and an author of numerous books on wine including The New France.
The Alsace Wine Tour and Study Trip Highlights:
Alsace is uniquely positioned in North-East France, between the Vosges Mountains and the German border. Cut off topographically from the rest of France and wide open to the Rhine and its people, Alsace has developed a unique culture and wine tradition that is an amalgamation of both Teutonic and Gallic influences. With 5 sub-regions, 13 grape varieties, 200+ terroir styles, and 1,000 producers crafting more than 10, 000 cuvées of dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet or sweet wines every year, Alsace is incredibly complex. This tour will allow you to master this fascinating wine region.
Discover the Alsace wine region with your instructor, Andrew Jefford, an award-winning journalist for Decanter magazine, presenter of Decanter master classes and author of numerous books on wine including The New France.
Tour through Alsace and study the difference in Alsace wine styles.
Experience insider tastings with winemakers at top Alsace estates. Taste different vintages and experience the depth and remarkable quality of these distinguished wines.
Taste rare sweet wines considered amongst the greatest botrytis-affected dessert wines of the world.
Learn about winemaking practices in Alsace when guided by the sun, the moon and the stars with a pioneer of biodynamic viticulture in the region, Olivier Humbrecht, MW
Lunch and dine in the region's best restaurants and discover the signature dishes of Alsace and their traditional wine pairings.
Your Guide & Instructor: Andrew Jefford
- Award-wining wine journalist for Decanter Magazine
- Featured presenter for Decanter Education's mastercalsses
- Author of 12 books on wine including The New France
Your 6 Day, 5 Night Alsace Immersion Study Trip includes:
Instruction throughout by renowned Decanter columnist and wine educator Andrew Jefford
Services of a Tour Manager throughout, to provide customer service and logistics support
The complete Wine Scholar Guild Alsace Master Level online course, including the written manual, online webinars and online exam
Deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach transportation throughout, with bottled water on-board
1 night at 4-star Hotel Beaucour in Strasbourg, double occupancy
4 nights at 4-star Hotel Rapp in Colmar, double occupancy
2 gastronomic dinners, including one at a Michelin 2-star restaurant, paired with great wines
4 gourmet lunches with top-quality wines
5 buffet breakfasts
All professional-level tours and extensive tastings at top-quality wine producers
All hotel and other taxes, and gratuities for included restaurants
For more information:
Feel welcome to contact Lauriann Greene, the Study Trip Coordinator, email@example.com or by phone at +1 302-415-3036.