Serious students of the grape can enrol at this highly regarded wine school inside the Maison du Vin de Bordeaux (Bordeaux House of Wine). It hosts introductory two-hour workshops the last Saturday of each month and daily from July to September (€32), plus more complex two- to three-day courses from May to October.

Food-lovers will appreciate the two-day 'Practical Level' course which includes food pairings and a cooking session. Book courses in advance.