Bordeaux 2-Hour Small-Group Wine Tasting and Workshop

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Bordeaux
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Tour description

Develop your knowledge and appreciation of French wine with a 2-hour small-group wine tasting and workshop in Bordeaux. Start your session with a presentation of the main French wine regions by your professional wine educator in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Next, learn some wine-tasting techniques; learn how to identify different aromas; and enjoy an appetizer platter of local cheese, meats and bread while tasting eight different wines from regions including Bordeaux, Burgundy, Côtes du Rhône and the Loire Valley. Finish the fun session with a wine-blending workshop, where you’ll create your own blend of wine.

ItineraryEnhance your understanding and appreciation of French wine with this 2-hour wine workshop. Begin with an overview of French wine regions from your professional wine guide. Learn about wine terminology such as 'terroir' and 'appellation' as you taste wines from regions like Burgundy, Côtes du Rhône, Bordeaux and the Loire Valley. Find out how to decipher a French wine label & learn how to identify a wine's aromas or flavors, how to interpret the color of a wine. As you taste, you'll no doubt start to develop – or enhance existing – preferences for these different wine characteristics. At the conclusion of the lesson, you'll put all this new-found knowledge to use by creating a custom blend of your own wine using two varietals local to Bordeaux – Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Throughout the workshop, you'll sample eight different wines and nibble on hors d'oeuvres such as cured meats, cheese and fresh bread. Throughout the workshop, your lesson leader is on hand to answer questions and help enhance the experience. As you depart, you'll get a diploma to remember your educational Bordeaux wine workshop.

What's included

  • Wine tasting
  • Professional sommelier guide
  • French appetizer platter

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off