World of Wine - Northern France (Lancaster)
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wine tasting on Alsace, Burgundy and the Loire Valley.
Alsace is home to some of the most food-friendly wines on the planet. If you thought Riesling was a sweet, insipid German wine you will be amazed at the deliciously dry and zingy Alsace Rieslings and Pinot Gris (French for Pinot Grigio) that are the perfect accompaniment to a wide range of Thai, Chinese, and Asian Cuisine.
The North-West is the wettest, greenest part of France, and often called 'The Garden of France'. Here lies the Loire Valley, a grape-growing area, famous as the home of the popular Sauvignon Blanc, a trendy and yet classic grape variety. We'll look at Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé and then head West to taste Chenin Blanc in Vouvray, and on to the estuary of the Loire for the seafood matched classic, Muscadet.
Central France houses Burgundy, a wine region steeped in tradition and home to classic grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Gamay and the expressive Pinot Noir. Within the undulating hills of Côte d’Or, from villages such as Gevrey-Chambertin and Puligny-Montrachet, we find the some of the world's most famous wines. Also we shall explore the up-and-coming Côte Chalonnaise, the delicate wines from the Maconnais and the fruit-driven and simple wines from Beaujolais. A delightful region to taste your way through.
All tastings include at least seven wines, sourced loaclly so you can find them easily if you like them, full tasting notes, tutored tasting and use of professional tasting glasses.
Places remaining: 5
Course Date/Time: Fri 7th Sep 2018 at 19:00
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: The Storey, Lancaster LA1 1TH