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4-Week France v New World Comparison Course


Starts 20th June - 4 weeks - each Thursday evening at 7pm

This fascinating course will focus on the classic wine regions of France and compare them against the best of the New World. Join us each evening as we taste several pairs of wines made from the same grape variety, but from different countries. Do you think you can tell the difference between Syrah from the south of France and Shiraz from the Barossa Valley? By the end of the course you will be able to! We will compare Cabernet, Syrah/Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay and more from the best locations and producers from France and the New World.

It is only when you taste these wines together that the differences really stand out, and the comparisons can bring some amazing insights into wine styles. We will taste wines from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, California, and compare them to wine from Loire, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhone and Alsace.

Course Programme (4 sessions - all Thursdays):

Thurs 20th June - Burgundy & Champagne versus - looking at Chardonnay, Pinot NoirThurs 27th June - Bordeaux versus - looking at Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon BlancThurs 4th July - Loire/South France versus - looking at Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and RoséThurs 11th July - Rhone/Alsace versus - looking at Grenache, Shiraz and RieslingAll in all a fantastic opportunity to taste over 25 exciting wines and discover those you like best. Challenge the way you think about wine - for ever!

Recent Course Feedback:

"Thank you for a fantastic course, it was very well presented, with useful & insightful literature and most of all your passion for wine rubs off on the class. I will be back! (Ross Goodwin, France v NW 4-week Course, 17th Feb 2012)

"An excellent wine course - learnt lots about French & New World wines. Fun & energetic environment. Would highly recommend" (Jo Townsend, France v NW 4-week Course, 17th Feb 2012)

Event details

Date Thursday 20 June 2013
Time 7pm to 9pm
Event type Wine course
Cost £60
Booking required? Yes
Venue details Fulham Wine Cellars, London, London, United Kingdom