World of Wine - Bordeaux & The Rhone (Preston)
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wine tasting on Bordeaux and Rhone - time for some blockbuster reds!
Claret, traditional-British for Bordeaux, has been a firm favourite for centuries. The classic reds from villages such as Margaux, Pauillac and St. Emilion are those that are layered, complex and destined to develop over many years. We will explore why this is and focus on the key grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc to understand what makes good Bordeaux great.
In the South of France lies the Rhone Valley, where we find the blockbuster Syrah (Shiraz) and its many styles. In addition we find the spicy Grenache, and these two grapes together exist because of the hot climate down here, making more intense and full-bodied wines. We’ll explore classics such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vacqueras and Hermitage and compare them to their inexpensive counterparts dotted around Mediterranean coast in Southern France.
Places Available: 12
Course Date/Time: Tue 8th Oct 2013 at 19:00
Duration: 2 Hours
Venue: Holiday Inn, Preston