Chardonnay - Online
Chablis vs New World
A new era is dawning for everyone involved in classrooms and events. Using modern technology, we can enjoy learning about our favourite wines (and gin) from the comfort and safety of our own homes. This has the added advantage that nobody needs to be the “designated driver”. Using Zoom video conferencing is just like being in the room with Gary, who will, as ever educate, inform and entertain you for about an hour.
All sessions will be recorded and if you can't attend at the last minute just let us know so you can go through the event at your convenience later.
Why not invite your friends to make it a truly social experience?
Tonight, we continue where we left off from Facebook sessions in our comparison of French and New World wines.
This session is all about Chardonnay, the white grape so beloved in the New World for its stone and tropical fruits and its great versality for wine making techniques. It is however, originally from France, specifically Burgundy. Even in Burgundy the style of wine varies considerably depending on exactly where the wine is from.
Join us we compare and contrast a New World example and a Burgundy from Chablis. The two styles are quite different and reflect both the difference in “terroir” and also the different winemaking approach selected by the winemakers.
All YOU have to do is purchase a ticket from the Shropshire Wine School website by clicking the "BOOK" button below, as you would normally. A ticket entitles ALL members of your household to join in. There is no need to buy one ticket per person. Once your ticket purchased, you will receive a confirmation email with your ZOOM web link and password 2 days before the event itself.
Then pop out and buy (or buy online) two wines to compare. For the French example a Chablis AC wine and for the new world example there are many to pick from. Maybe a Margaret River or Adelaide Hills from Australia? Something from Chile, Argentina or South Africa? California is probably the home of the “big oaky” style, just about as different from Chablis as its possible to be.
The Chablis I will be opening is the Samuel Billard, Les Grand Terroirs, Chablis AC available from Waitrose, but many supermarkets and other retailers stock Chablis, plus a Frei Brothers Chardonnay, Sonoma County, California, also available from Waitrose and other retailers.
This is week three of our five week course comparing the wines of France and the New World. Book all five weeks together for just £10 per week. Click here to reserve your place.
Places remaining: 12
Course Date/Time: Wed 10th Jun 2020 at 7.30pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Venue: Online - Zoom (Link Sent By Email)