Course Objective

The course consists of full day of lecture and a 1.5 hour exam (which includes 3 blind tastings) and promises to render any participant a true master on this world famous, historically favorite & legendary wine region. Wines tasted will cover the most important appellations, styles and classifications (INCLUDING GRAND CRU CLASSE labels...).

To discover the diversity and quality of the world's largest fine wine region imparting the basic knowledge enabling participants to taste, describe and appreciate wines.

Course Information

Session 1:

The origins of viticulture and winemaking
The basic economic background of Bordeaux wine
The language and technique of tasting

Session 2:

Viticulture and vine growing
Grape varieties, the AOC appellation system
Saint-Emilion - Pomerol - Fronsac

Session 3:

The art of making red wines
Ageing red wines
Bottling and labeling and applicable legislation
Medoc and Graves

Session 4:

Dry white wines
Sweet white wines

The course is open to ALL with NO PRE-REQUISITES. We do strongly advise a basic wine knowledge and prior wine class experience.

Participants will receive an official certificate issued by the Bordeaux L'Ecole du Vin