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France produces some of the world's best wines. It is steeped in history and tradition and is reponsible for the majority of the grape varieties that we now see in the New World ...Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Merlot etc.


However unlike a Marlborough Sauvignon and an Argentinian Malbec - understanding the wines of France often seems far more complicated. You may like a Vouvray or a Chateauneuf but what exactly are they?


We will look at the Appellations, the grapes and demystify the often confusing french terms you commonly find on a bottle or label (elevage, battonage, pigeage.. anyone?!)



Wines for this tasting

1 x Saumur Blanc (Loire)

0.5 x white Burgundy (Burgundy)

1 x Provence Red

0.5 x red (region tbc)


Taste 4 Wines (1 full and 1 half white, 1 full and 1 half red)

Understanding the Wines of France Fri 1st March 8pm (Premium)

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