Friday, 10 December 2010

Viavino Wine Appreciation Course

This week heralded the start of a new wine appreciation course I'm running as part of my wine business, Viavino.  The course is a tour of the classic regions of France in six sessions. Each session looks at wines from the region or regions in question and compares them against examples made from the same grape varieties from around the world.

The course breaks down as follows:

  1. White Varieties from Burgundy and the Central Vineyards
    Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc

  2. Red Varieties from Burgundy and Beaujolais
    Gamay and Pinot Noir

  3. White Varieties from Bordeaux and the Loire Valley
    Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Muscadelle

  4. Red Varieties from Bordeaux and the Loire Valley
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec

  5. White Varieties from Alsace
    Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer

  6. Red Varieties from the Rhône Valley
    Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre

The course is currently full but is repeating in February 2011, so please contact me if you are interested in taking part and do pass on the word.

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