The Wines of France - 1 Day Course | £85

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The Wines of France - 1 Day Course | £85


Time: 11am - 4.30pm

Venue: Bordeaux Quay, Bristol | The Kensington Arms, Bristol

Cost: £85 (includes two-course lunch)

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The Wines of France | One Day Course

Spend a fascinating and fun day tasting the delicious and diverse wines of France - from Burgundy to Bordeaux!

 France is one of the world's biggest wine-producing countries with a vast area under vine. It is the spiritual home to the majority of commercially popular grapes  (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cab Sauv, Chenin Blanc and Malbec to name a few!), produces a hugely diverse variety of wines, has a long and rich culinary history and what's more... IT'S RIGHT ON OUR DOORSTEP!

Join us for a one-day wine tasting tour of France's classic wine regions as we sample her delicious and diverse wines in a fun and relaxed environment. Includes a two-course lunch.  

This wine tasting day is delivered in a relaxed but informed and inspirational manner, with an emphasis on group discussion and hands-on wine tasting experience. It would be helpful to have a basic understanding of wine and production processes etc. but this is not essential as we maintain small class sizes to allow for individual questions. 

Book your place today to further your knowledge in a relaxed and friendly environment and equip yourself with the tools to navigate your way around the beautiful and ancient wines of France.


BURGUNDY Chablis, Côte d'Or,  Côte Chalonnaise, Mâconnais, Beaujolais

LOIRE Muscadet, Touraine, Sancerre & Pouilly Fume

THE RHÔNE Northern Rhône, Southern Rhône, Rhône Satellites

LANGUEDOC & PROVENCE Roussillon, Saint Chinian, Faugères, Corbières, Limoux, Provence

SOUTH WEST FRANCE Bergerac & Monbazillac, Cahors, Madiran, Gaillac, Jurançon

BORDEAUX Médoc, Graves, Barsac & Sauternes, Bourg & Blaye, Entre-Deux-Mers, Saint Emilion, Pomerol & Fronsac


You will be given an option to select your purchase as a gift in our checkout area, we will then send you a gift certificate by email or post to present to your guest. Should the date be unsuitable, your guest can change the date provided we have a minimum of 10 working days notice.

Please note: Places are limited and early booking is strongly advised.

The Host

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Bristol Wine School is run by Tristan Darby, who has certified wine knowledge and 20 years experience in the catering, hospitality and wine trade. He is the founder of Bristol Wine School and also runs courses at award-winning wine merchant Great Western Wine in Bath. 

Tristan is the drinks columnist for The Bristol Magazine and The Bath Magazine, he trains wine and catering professionals, consults, works with cookery schools, hosts wine dinners and events with some of the region's top chefs and is a judge for Bristol Good Food awards.

As a former professional actor and singer Tristan takes every opportunity to entertain and add theatre to his events. Passionate that world of wine and spirits shouldn't be a pretentious and elitist he has earned a great reputation for imparting knowledge in an engaging, un-stuffy, non-patronising and approachable way. He'll answer questions as you go and hopes to give the confidence and tools you'll need to break habits, expand horizons, and choose better wine.

The Venue

Situated on the picturesque and historic harbourside right in the heart of Bristol's vibrant city centre, Bordeaux Quay is an award-winning restaurant with a reputation for great food and service, stylish décor and a stunning waterside location.  A restaurant, deli, brasserie, wine bar, bakery and cookery school under one roof. Bordeaux Quay is easily one of the Bristol’s best-loved independent restaurants. 

"this is a gleaming jewel of a restaurant" - Matthew Norman, The Guardian