FRANCE v NEW WORLD - Grenache, Shiraz and Viognier

FRANCE v NEW WORLD - Grenache, Shiraz and Viognier

An evening focusing on some of the world's best loved grape varieties!

We will taste wines from Rhone and Southern France, a classic region in France for wines made with Shiraz, Grenache and Viognier grapes. We will compare these 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.

Rhone in France produces some of the world's best Shiraz and Grenache, but regions such as Chile, Australia and California 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 (valid 2 years!) so your recipient can choose when to come (the evening repeats through the year).

Places remaining: 12

Course Date/Time: Tue 26th Jan 2021 at 7pm

Duration: 2hrs

Venue: Clayton Hotel, Station Road


Clayton Hotel Cambridge
27-29 Station Road


Event Price: £30.00







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