Burgundy and The Loire (St Albans)
Welcome to a tasting of wines from Burgundy and the Loire Valley.
The North-West is the dampest, 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.
This wine tasting evening also makes a great Gift idea for only £30 (perfect as a Christmas present). And why not book a second evening on Thursday 25 October, when we go back to France for a look at Bordeaux and the Rhone?
All tastings include at least seven 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 remaining: 10
Course Date/Time: Thu 7th Feb 2019 at 7.00pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: The County Club