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Bordeaux wines simplified

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This online connected classroom course provides an overview of the wines of Bordeaux.

The course covers the regions history, the main wine growing regions of Bordeaux, its classification and business systems such as the En Primeur and the role of courtier/negociants. The importance of vintages as well as investing in Bordeaux wines will be discussed.

A two hour on-line connected class will be held each week with a Bordeaux wine specialist. Students will taste two wines along with their tutor each week. Six Bordeaux wines will be tasted during the course.

Students are required to purchase their own wine, assistance will be given in purchasing the correct wine samples.

This course is suitable for members of the hospitality and retail wine industry and wine hobbyists who wish to gain an understanding of the wines of Bordeaux

What you will learn:

  • discuss Bordeaux wine styles and major sub regions.
  • review the history of Bordeaux wines and its classification systems
  • describe 6 key styles of Bordeaux wines using sensory evaluation techniques
  • describe the basic label information and terms found on Bordeaux wine labels
  • recommend wine and food matches to the wines tasted

Wine samples for class

Students are required to purchase their own wines to fully participate in class. The following wine samples for class can be obtained in one convenient ‘Bordeaux Wine Simplified 6 pack” from the following website 

The pack contains:
Bordeaux Blanc Sec, Medoc AOC, Grand Cru  St- Emilion AOC, Pessac Leognan AOC, Margaux AOC and a 375ml Sauternes AOC

Alternatively you can purchase your own samples of these types of Bordeaux wines. Contact the Academy should you require more advice. You can purchase your wines immediately. However, you may wish to wait until the course is confirmed to run before purchasing your wines.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

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