Send Me To The South of France!! 3 part Online Wine Course
Another round of lockdown calls for another round of online tastings! If you are pining for that holiday to the Dordogne which you had to cancel this year, let us bring you a taste of your holidays right to your living room. Our 3-part South of France tasting will run on two consecutive Saturday evenings and then finish with a flourish on Thurs 3rd December with a special Meet The Maker session featuring Emanuel Cazes.
Our sessions will transport you to the sun-filled land of mountains, olive groves, the sandy beaches of the Med and the heavy scent of garrigue in the air. Laura will be on hand as your guide, using a combination of Google Earth and some holiday snaps (naturally!) to bring you a little closer to the real thing. We’ll be tasting 7 wines over the 3 evenings, taking in a range of different styles… we’ve got some real humdingers in this line-up!
What have we got in store for you?
As usual, we’ve set Su to task, cooking up a storm so that you can be furnished with recipe cards each week for the you to enjoy the tastiest homecooked food alongside your wines.
We’ll have a special evening with Emanuel Cazes who will be on hand to explain about his family winery and also his visionary approach to incorporating biodynamics into his farming regime
There’ll be all the usual maps, tasting notes and any interesting bits and bobs that we find along the way.
And, for the first time we are fully incorporating the payment for the wine and the presentation into one easy payment made to us directly, so no more waiting for us to tell you to go and order your wine on Great Wine Co!
So, what shall we be tasting?
Night 1: Southern Rhone Saturday 21st Nov
Domaine Brusset Cairanne (GWC price £16.95)
Domaine Brusset Gigondas Traditional (GWC price £22)
It’s all about Grenache!! Our travels to the Southern Rhone this year highlighted the quality of Rhone Cru outside of the obvious choice (I am looking at you Chateauneuf du Pape!) and Cairanne is rapidly becoming our go-to for sheer drinkability and outstanding value for money. But Laura’s all-time fave Rhone Cru is Gigondas, she wasn’t gonna let tonight go by without one of those!
Night 2: Cahors Saturday 28th Nov
Georges Vigouroux Pigmentum Malbec (GWC price £12.95)
Georges Vigouroux Chateau Haute Serre (GWS price £27.50)
The two faces of Cahors! Georges Vigouroux have been at the forefront of the revival of Malbec in South West France and these two beautifully showcase their versatile approach to winemaking. First up is a bright, fragrant Malbec showcasing the florality and intense red fruit which the grape can offer. Secondly we have a wine which speaks more of the dense, powerful but unmistakably rustic nature which sets Cahors apart from its more famous Mendoza version.
Night 3: Languedoc/Rousillon Thurs 3rd Dec
Domaine Cazes Collioure Blanc (GWC price £22)
Domaine Cazes Fitou (GWC price £15)
Domaine Cazes Muscat de Rivesaltes 37.5ml (GWC price £18.50)
What a very special way to round off our evenings together, in the company of Emanuel Cazes himself and tasting a white, a red AND a stunning Vin du Natural! Tonight showcases the incredible diversity of wine styles which the South West of France is all about. Having been spoilt for reds on the other evenings, we figured it was time to unearth some of the hidden gems this region has to offer!
Remember- your payment of £165 covers all the wine for the course, delivered to your door, by our national wine suppliers AND the three evenings with Laura and recipes courtesy of Su!
We’ll get you through lockdown part 2, and ready to hit December running
Places remaining: 12
Course Date/Time: Sat 21st Nov 2020 at 7pm-9pm
Duration: 2 hrs