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Up the ante in your wine-tasting game with a 2-hour small-group wine tasting workshop in Bordeaux. Learn  from a knowledgeable wine guide about some of France's illustrious wine regions, get advice on proper wine tasting methods and find out how to distinguish the various flavors and aromas in the wine. Sample eight wines from around France, including Burgundy, Côtes du Rhône, Bordeaux and the Loire Valley, as you nibble on local bread, cured meats and cheeses. Cap off your fun educational experience with a wine-blending workshop, during which you'll create a custom blend of your own wine.

Highlights

  • 2-hour small-group wine tasting and workshop in central Bordeaux
  • Learn about the main French wine regions, such as Bordeaux, Burgundy and Côtes du Rhône, from your professional wine educator
  • Taste eight different French wines accompanied by a typical French appetizer platter
  • Analyze different aromas of wine and learn the best wine-tasting techniques
  • Blend your own wine during the workshop
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Wine Tasting and Workshop in Bordeaux

Wine Tasting and Workshop in Bordeaux

Enhance 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 and flavors and 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. This is a skill that will serve you well long after you leave the class, since you'll learn how to not only identify but also describe the wines you like best.

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.

Customer Reviews

Antony O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was a great experience. I highly recommend it.

Thomas S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Had a wonderful session learning about the various wine regions within France via a blind tasting. Being able to blend your own wine to determine what suited your taste was also a highlight. This a very well thoughtout, intimate experience!! Booked via the Viator iPhone app - seamless.

Paul E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Very interesting, entertaining and tasty! Well worth doing if you're in Bordeaux.

Elyse Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

It was a great tasting, very informative and helped me to understand the different wines in the region. Rémey our expert was great and knew so much about wine, not just in Bordeaux but all over the world! He was so good at his job that i even joined in a tour he did that afternoon out to some vineyards to put my new wine tasting skills into action!

Roberta L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Really informative wine tasting - our host answered all our questions and went overtime. He gave us some great information and wine recommendations. Highly recommended!

Patricia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Super informative, great way to start the morning and had a really great workshop leader. He was very charming and had a vast knowledge of the things he was talking about. Loved it!

William B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Pierre, our host was excellent. He had a very good knowledge of French wines and Bordeaux wines in particular. He was entertaining and interacted with all the members of the party. The wines were excellent and the part of mixing the wines was very entertaining. The food platter was nice and complimented the wines. The only draw back from myself was the fact that we were informed prior to the booking that the wine tasting would be held in a nearby restaurant but it was held in a room in the house were we were told to meet.

Brandon J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Our trip with Enrique was very good. He was a very good communicator, had a deep knowledge and enthusiasm about the Alhambra and Granada in general and his manner was engaging. We were very happy to have done this tour and to have had him as a guide.

Nicola C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Had a fantastic wine tasting with Stephan. He was knowledgeable about the wine regions, wine, process of making and storing wine, and had a sense of humour. Thoroughly enjoyed!

Kathleen F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Small group, but Francois took great care that we were taken through the program as if it was a very big group!

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