If you already know a bit about how grapes are grown and wine is made and are keen to learn more about the wines of Bordeaux, this course should be just right for you. It will help you develop a better knowledge of what is one of the most important wine producing regions of the world, develop your skills as a wine taster and become more confident about buying, storing and serving wine and matching wine with food.
The course will consist of four sessions on consecutive Wednesday evenings from 11th November to 2nd December. Sessions will start promptly at 7pm London time and last an hour or so.
Three wines from key parts of the Bordeaux region will be featured and tasted at each session. The presenter will give a profile of each region - the grapes grown, the styles of wine made, the aroma and flavour characteristics of the wines and classic food pairings. Participants will be encouraged to share their impressions of each wine tasted.
Sessions will be presented using Zoom. To join in, you will need access to the internet via a tablet, laptop or desk-top computer, preferably with a camera.
We will be making a participation charge of £10 per session per household.
You will also need to buy a case of 12 bottles at a cost of around £150, inclusive of delivery, from a designated wine merchant.
The total cost per household will therefore be around £50 a session or £25 a head for two sharing. You will also have plenty of good wine left to taste again in the evenings following the session.
Sessions will be recorded and so, if you miss a session for any reason, you will be able to catch up at a later date.