World of Wine Burgundy and the Loire (Hertford)
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wine tasting on Burgundy and the Loire Valley.
The North-West is the wettest, greenest part of France, and often called 'The Garden of France'. Here lies the Loire Valley, a grape-growing area, famous as the home of the popular Sauvignon Blanc, a trendy and yet classic grape variety. We'll look at Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé and then head West to taste Chenin Blanc in Vouvray, and on to the estuary of the Loire for the seafood matched classic, Muscadet.
Central France houses Burgundy, a wine region steeped in tradition and home to classic grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Gamay and the expressive Pinot Noir. Within the undulating hills of Côte d’Or, from villages such as Gevrey-Chambertin and Puligny-Montrachet, we find the some of the world's most famous wines. Also we shall explore the up-and-coming Côte Chalonnaise, the delicate wines from the Maconnais and the fruit-driven and simple wines from Beaujolais. A delightful region to taste your way through.
All tastings include at least six wines, sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, full tasting notes, tutored tasting and use of professional tasting glasses.
Places Available: 10
Course Date/Time: Tue 14th May 2013 at 7.00pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Salisbury Arms Hotel