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Small-Group Wine Tasting and Workshop in Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France
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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.
  • 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
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.


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Small but perfectly formed
, Sep 2019
A great intro into how Bordeaux wines are made, categorized, and blended. A 2hr, city based session in an easily found location close the Quinconces tram stop. Lots of wine obviously included with lots of nibbles too. Matilde, our host, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly too.
Awesome Experience
Arien T
, Jun 2019
We had a great time at this workshop. Our host was very knowledgeable, and made learning quite easy and fun!
So informative and fun!
, Mar 2019
I was not a huge fan of wine before this class but learning about how the wine helped a lot! There were 4 people in the class total so it was very intimate and our instructor balanced the English and French speakers well. We were very happy with the education was received and even happier with our decision to book.
Small group wine tasting and workshop
, Jul 2018
This was a perfect way to start our tour of the vineyards in the Bordeaux area. It was so informative and fun! I highly recommend this tour. There were about 10in our grou0 and we met other wine lovers and travelers.
Absolutely amazing tour! Our guide...
, Sep 2017
Absolutely amazing tour! Our guide was so informative and the wine was incredible. We learned so much and loved it, loved it, loved it!! 10/10 would recommend!
Loved this! Learned a lot about the...
Lauri P
, Jul 2017
Loved this! Learned a lot about the region and the wine. Was fun and informative and Tif was great!
The host was fantastic, she was...
Lucy B
, Dec 2016
The host was fantastic, she was engaging and passionate on her subject and we all had a fantastic time because of it. The tasting is great and the opportunity to blend for yourself gives a real insight in to Bordeaux wines. Great as a first stop before heading out to the vineyards.
informative! great selection of...
Khing K
, Oct 2016
informative! great selection of wines available too. No pressure to buy, just recommended, appreciated that.
We had a wonderful time learning...
, Oct 2016
We had a wonderful time learning about the different wine regions of France with Colas, who was very knowledgeable and made the whole experience fun and engaging. Finding out about the Bordeaux wine region and how they categorize and label their wines was fascinating and I would definitely recommend this workshop to anyone who has an interest in regional wines.
My sister and I had great fun and...
Susan M
, Oct 2016
My sister and I had great fun and really enjoyed the experience, would happily recommend to anyone. I even bought some bottles of wine to take home.

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