Planet of the Grapes (France vs New World) WEDS evenings
This fascinating course focuses on the classic wine regions of France and directly compares them against the best the New World can offer using the same grapes.
Join us each evening as we blind taste pairs of wines made from the same variety, but in different countries. Can you easily tell the difference between Syrah from the south of France and Shiraz from the Barossa Valley in Australia? By the end of the course you will!
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 start to stand out, and the comparison brings amazing insights into wine styles. We will taste wines from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, California and compare them to wine from the Loire, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhone and Alsace.
Course Programme (4 sessions - all Wednesdays 7-9pm):
Weds 03 JUL - Bordeaux vs New World Cabernet, Merlot and Semillon
Weds 10 JUL - Burgundy vs New World Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Weds 17 JUL - Rhone & South France vs New World Grenache, Shiraz and Rosé
Weds 24 JUL - Loire & Alsace vs New World Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Riesling
All in all a fantastic opportunity to taste over 25 exciting wines and discover those you like best. Challenge the way you think about wine - forever!
Professional ISO tasting glasses, comprehensive tasting notes and nibbles provided.
Please Note: £60 course fee excludes the cost of the wines - pay £10 cash per evening for at least 6 different wines each night with nibbles. This SAVES 10% off the cost of the evenings booked separately..
This course makes a great gift idea!
Places remaining: 11
Course Date/Time: Wed 3rd Jul 2019 at 7pm
Duration: 2hrs x 4 sessions
Venue: Royal Cambridge Hotel, Trumpington St