FRANCE v NEW WORLD - Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
An evening focusing on two of the world's best loved grape varieties!
We will taste wines from Burgundy and Champagne, both classic regions in France for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and then compare them with wines from New World regions like Australia, Chile and California made using the same grapes!
Whether you think you generally prefer Old World or New World wines, you may be surprised! We will taste some wines 'blind' (with the bottles covered to make the comparison fair) and then see if we can discover clues in the flavours and aromas of the wine that give the country of origin away! No previous wine tasting experience required - just come and join in the fun and develop your tasting skills.
Burgundy in France produces some of the world's best Chardonnays and Pinot Noir, but countries like Australia, Chile and North America are at last catching up. Which do you prefer? After each comparison we will vote for the best before all is revealed - like our own Judgement of Paris! *
(*In 1976 the Judgement of Paris was organised by British wine merchant Steven Spurrier and later became famous as the tasting that changed the world. Steven organised a panel of French wine experts to 'blind' taste an array of French wines against Californian equivalents. The judges were themselves shocked to find how many Californian wines scored top marks).
The evening is part of a series and you can SAVE 12% by booking all 4 evenings - if you have to skip an evening, we can credit you and you can pick it up again next time it runs or use the credit agains any other tasting. Click here to book the series.
All tastings include at least six wines, sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, tasting notes, tutored tasting and use of professional tasting glasses.
All our courses can be purchased as a gift - either purchase using the 'book now' button below and then email us to ask us to send a Gift Voucher OR buy an open voucher (no expiry date!) so your recipient can choose when to come (the evening repeats through the year).
Places remaining: 5
Course Date/Time: Tue 21st Nov 2017 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hrs
Venue: Royal Cambridge Hotel, Trumpington St