4 Week Comparison and Contrast: France v New World - Bristol
Starts 6th November 2019 (for 4 Wednesday evenings)
This fascinating course will focus on the classic wine regions of France and compare them against the best of the New World. Join us each evening as we taste several pairs of wines made from the same grape variety, but from different countries. Do you think you can tell the difference between Syrah from the south of France and Shiraz from the Barossa Valley? By the end of the course you will be able to! We will compare Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay and more from the best locations and producers from France and the New World.
It is only when you taste these wines together that the differences really stand out, and the comparisons can bring some amazing insights into wine styles. We will taste wines from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, California, and compare them to wine from Loire, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhone, Alsace and Champagne. We will vote at the end of each session and you will decide who wins in France Vs New World.
Course Programme (4 sessions - all Wednesdays):
- Bordeaux versus - looking at Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and a sweet wine
- Loire/South France versus - looking at Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Rosé
- Rhone/Alsace versus - looking at Grenache, Shiraz and Riesling
- Burgundy & Champagne versus - looking at Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
All in all a fantastic opportunity to taste loads of exciting wines and discover those you like best. Challenge the way you think about wine - for ever!
Professional ISO tasting glasses, comprehensive tasting notes and canapes/cheeses/nibbles are all provided.
Places remaining: 10
Course Date/Time: Wed 6th Nov 2019 at 7pm - 9pm
Duration: 2 hours (per evening
Venue: Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, King Street