The Wines of France - 1 Day Course | £85
The Wines of France - 1 Day Course | £85
Date & Time: 26th Oct 2019 & 2nd May 2020 | 10.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: The Abbey Hotel, Bath
Cost: £85pp (includes two-course lunch)
The Wines of France | One Day Course
Join us for a one-day wine tasting tour of France's classic wine regions - from Burgundy to Bordeaux!
France is one of the largest producers of wine in the world and home to many of the world’s most popular grape varieties (chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon etc.) It’s almost impossible to conjure up any thought of French culture without thinking about wine, and France is considered by many to be the home of wine. It’s arguably the fine wine capital of the world with the iconic wines of Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Alsace, Loire and the Rhone… and IT’S RIGHT ON OUR DOORSTEP!
Over this fascinating and fun hands-on day, you’ll learn about an ancient viticultural history that stretches back many hundreds of years, taking in tales and tastes from all the major wine regions and experiencing a myriad of different wine styles along the way. We’ll consider the culture and identity of each region, the key wine grapes, climate, production methods, wine laws and local cuisine as well as discovering suitable food pairings as we go. and includes a delicious two-course lunch in the fabulous Koffman & Mr White’s Brasserie.
The course is delivered in a relaxed but informed and inspirational manner by an experienced professional, 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 along the way.
A delicious two-course lunch in the acclaimed Koffman & Mr White’s Brasserie is provided with this course, and to help put the wines in the context of French cuisine we'll sample some delicious French cheese, charcuterie and other nibbles throughout the day to complement a few of the wines... we guarantee that you won't leave this course feeling hungry!
This is an essential course for any wine lover hoping to get a handle on the classic wines of the world, so 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.
Please note: Places on all of our courses are limited, and often sell out - so early booking is always advised to avoid disappointment!
10.30am - Welcome and Introduction to France
10.40am - French Sparkling Wines & The White Wines of France - Part 1
11.50 - Break
12pm - The White Wines of France - Part 2
1pm - LUNCH
2pm - The Red Wines of France - Part 1
3.10pm The Red Wines of France - Part 2 & The Sweet Wines of France
4.20pm - Summary and Q&A’s
4.30pm - Finish
WINE REGIONS COVERED INCLUDE:
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 COURSE 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. 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.
VENUE: The Abbey Hotel, Bath
A stone's throw away from the beautiful and historic city centre of Bath, there isn't a restaurant in Bath quite like The Abbey Hotel, and few like it anywhere! It's the home of Marco Pierre White and Pierre Koffman’s new venture ‘Koffman & Mr White’s’, and the perfect place to stay if you want to make a weekend of beautiful Bath.