Evening Tasting France 1: The Loire & Burgundy
On this evening tasting we will compare the unique wine styles of two of France’s famous winemaking valleys and taste a range of at least 6 red & white wines.
Part 1 - The Loire Valley
In the wettest part of France, the North West, they call it 'The Garden of France' as it is beautifully green and lush. Here lies the Loire Valley, a grape growing area famous as the home of Sauvignon Blanc. We'll take a look at Sancerre and talk about why so many people love this classic French grape. Then we will head to Tours for the birthplace of the versatile Chenin Blanc in Vouvray. On the estuary of the Loire lies Nantes famous for the classic Muscadet, a great match for seafood.
Part 2 - Burgundy
Nestling in the centre of France, Burgundy is a wine region locked in any wine aficionado's heart. It is steeped in tradition and home to classic grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Gamay and the expressive and elegant Pinot Noir. It's also where you'll find some of the most prestigious wines on the planet, from areas such as Puligny-Montrachet, Chablis and Nuits-St-Georges. We shall explore the up-and-coming Côte Chalonnaise, the delicate wines from the Maconnais and the lighter style, fruit-driven wines from Beaujolais. A delightful region to taste your way through.
Professional ISO tasting glasses, all course materials including tasting sheets & water are provided.
This evening tasting also makes a great gift and can be purchased as a Gift Voucher for just £30.00
Places remaining: 8
Course Date/Time: Fri 18th Oct 2019 at 7-9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury