The Wines of France - 1 Day Course

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The Wines of France - 1 Day Course


Date: Sat 16th Dec 2018

Time: 11am - 4.30pm

Venue: Bordeaux Quay, Bristol

Cost: £85 (includes two-course lunch)

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The Wines of France Wine 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 on 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 in the Brasserie.  

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

THIS EVENT MAKES A PERFECT GIFT - 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.

Our friendly wine tutor Tristan Darby has certified wine knowledge and 20 years experience in both the catering and wine trade. He is the founder of Bristol Wine School and also runs a wine school for IWC regional wine merchant of the year Great Western Wine in Bath. 

He trains wine and catering professionals, consults for bars restaurants and private clients, works with cookery schools, hosts wine dinners and events with some of the region's top chefs and is a judge for both Bristol Good Food awards and Bath Good Food Awards.

Tristan is passionate that world of wine shouldn't be a pretentious, elitist place and has a earned a great reputation for imparting his knowledge in an enthusiastic, un-stuffy, non-patronising and approachable way. He'll answer questions as you go, and hopes to give you the confidence and tools to break habits, expand horizons  and explore new and interesting wines. 

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