Wines from Burgundy – Côtes de Beaune
To the proverbial question, If you could take just one wine to a desert island, what would it be? Many zealous wine lovers answer instantaneously : Burgundy.
It’s not just that the best Burgundies – Bourgognes in French – are extraordinary wines, it is that a great Burgundy elicits 2 things most other wines don’t: emotion and intrigue. You never get bored, wines are full of surprise although they all come from the only 2 grapes allowed in Burgundy: Pinot Noir for the reds and Chardonnay for the whites. What makes them different? Just the place where they come from, the village or just a single little plot. In French, they call that the “terroir”
During that evening, we will taste wines coming from one part of Burgundy: Côte de Beaune, South of the village of Beaune. We will travel through the beautiful villages of Beaune, Meursault, Pommard, Volnay, Chassagne-Montrachet..
What you will learn during the tasting
Professional but not intimidating, Géraldine’s classes promise a better understanding of the world of wine
Wine Tasting techniques: how to taste wine properly- the 3 “s” rule: See, Smell, Sip. The useful vocabulary to describe wines
The main wine regions in Swiss, the grapes they grow, the differences in style
Read a Swiss label and understand the concepts of Terroirs
Appreciate the quality of the wine: Balance, complexity and lenght
…. and, of course, the most important: share quality wine tasting experiences in an enjoyable, educational, yet social setting!
Geraldine, WSET and Certified Wine Specialist, organizes Wine Tasting classes in the confort of her Parisian apartment in the heart of the 16th. Métro: Ranelagh.
6 high quality wines
Dinner with “entrée, plat, dessert”