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Bordeaux Morning Wine Tasting Class

1. Bordeaux Morning Wine Tasting Class

Take part in a casual wine tasting class and significantly improve your skills in tasting and comparing fine French wines. To start you off on this 2-hour activity, you’ll enjoy a welcoming glass of white wine and a glass of red wine. Learn to break the codes of wine tasting by using their color, aroma and taste.         Then you’ll take a tour of France through its wines. Taste 4 wines from the 4 main wine regions of France, discovering their diversity and hearing about the concepts of ‘terroir’ and ‘appellation’. Afterwards your wine educator will conduct a blending workshop. Bordeaux wines are blends made from various types of grapes, such as Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, and others. Taste each variety separately and create your very own ‘cuvée’ from the ones that you like best. At the end of the class you’ll have a chance to enjoy your wines with traditional French delicacies.     

Bordeaux: Wine Tasting Workshop and Vineyard Tour

2. Bordeaux: Wine Tasting Workshop and Vineyard Tour

Get a comprehensive introduction to Bordeaux wines with a convivial tasting workshop in the center of Bordeaux. Meet at Olala Bordeaux wine shop for a unique wine tasting workshop where you can learn how to taste wine like a professional, understand the art of blending, the terroir of the region, and how to read a label. Taste 6 local wines paired with a delectable selection of cheeses and cold cuts. Enjoy some free time before departing to the Margaux vineyards in the Medoc region by minivan at 2:00 PM. Drive along the beautiful "Road of the Châteaux" and stop at 2 grand chateaus. Visit 2 different wineries and learn the secrets of Bordeaux wine making and taste wine at 2 different chateaus before heading back at 6:00 PM.

Bordeaux: Wine Masterclass

3. Bordeaux: Wine Masterclass

Be welcomed with a nice glass of white wine and learn how to taste like a pro with a Bordeaux wine Masterclass, located in the heart of the historical centre. Taste red grape varieties from Bordeaux and get a fun and entertaining introduction to the fundamental notions of Bordeaux wines (terroir, grape varieties, AOC…) and the different stages of vinification. Continue the wine program with the different systems of "Grand Cru" classifications, and the main concepts of sommellerie. Enjoy two great red wines typical of Bordeaux with some delicious cold cuts and cheeses.

Soussans: Wine Tasting at Chateau Haut Breton Larigaudiere

4. Soussans: Wine Tasting at Chateau Haut Breton Larigaudiere

Enjoy a wine tasting workshop in a chateau setting in the Margaux wine-growing region. To begin your wine tasting workshop, you’ll be welcomed at the reception of the chateau by your guide, who’ll lead you to where workshop takes place. The fun then begins with the presentation of a set of 6 aromas in small bottles, each to be sampled and remembered. Next, the first wine will be served, with each stage of the wine tasting explained. Your guide will then offer you a second wine very different from the first, explaining what this contrast can tell you about the wines. Following this intensive tasting course, you’ll then be ready for two blind wine tastings. Based on the color, smell, and taste of the wines, you’ll try to determine their vintage and appellation types.

Bordeaux: Wine Tasting Workshop with 4 Wines and Cheese

5. Bordeaux: Wine Tasting Workshop with 4 Wines and Cheese

Want to upgrade your wine tasting knowledge? With this wine masterclass, you’ll learn everything there is to know about Bordeaux and more. In the heart of Bordeaux’s old town center, this wine tasting workshop will teach you not only the fundamentals of wine, but also the history of the vineyards, their unique characteristics, and main grape varieties. Throughout this masterclass workshop, you will also learn the correct and sophisticated approach to tasting, how to serve wine to your guests and how to pair Bordeaux wine with food. The masterclass will be taught by a local wine professional with sommelier and/or vineyard experience. After an introduction to the vineyards of Bordeaux, you will taste four different wines from various appellations, each with their own distinguished style and character. You will learn the specificities of each region in terms of soil, climate and grape varieties and learn how to recognize their unique taste. The wines will be paired with delicious chocolates and some local cheeses!

Bordeaux: Caviar Tasting Paired with Champagne

6. Bordeaux: Caviar Tasting Paired with Champagne

Take a chance on a rare and exquisite food like Caviar. Learn the history and different methods of production. Try 2 different types perfectly paired with a zero-dosage Champagne. Learn the sensitivities of tasting Caviar and the importance of the Bordeaux region in the production of this delicate cuisine. Discover the secret methods for tasting a tapas of sturgeon rillettes, a Caviar primeur Baerri, and a Caviar Origin Baerri. Combine the exquisite taste with a glass of Champagne from Bruno Paillard. Experience two different Aquitaine Caviars and enjoy a friendly and playful culinary experience.

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What people are saying about Aquitaine

The Tasting class is good if you're a newbie to wine or to French wine, otherwise you could skip it. The afternoon tour to Medoc and the Tour/Tasting at the 2 very different Wineries was EXCELLENT.

Hugo hosted the experience and was very welcoming and witty, there is a real value for money here if you are a beginner to wine tasting, I'd definitely recommend for newbies

Merci beaucoup à Rémi pour l'expérience ! nous avons beaucoup appris et l'accueil a été fantastique. je recommande vivement !

Good time ; the course is interesting, we learn a lot of things

Very experienced guide but made it very easy to understand.