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Pour & Explore: French Red Wines

New Zealand

Join our Le Cordon Bleu wine expert as they teach you the history, culture, and etiquette of French red wines with a tasting of 6 carefully selected wines.

Date: Thursday August 15th

Time: 6 pm – 8:30 pm (a light supper is included)

Location: Level 2, 52 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Wine Fundamentals: Embark on a journey through France's illustrious red wine regions, from the majestic vineyards of Bordeaux to the bucolic hillsides of Burgundy, gaining insight into the diverse grape varietals, terroirs, and winemaking traditions that shape each wine's character.

Cultural Insights and Historical Context: Discover the fascinating history of French red wines, steeped in centuries of winemaking tradition, royal patronage, and cultural significance, and learn how factors such as soil composition, climate, and winemaking techniques contribute to the distinctiveness of each region's wines.

Must-Try Wines: Indulge in a tantalizing array of French red wines, from the bold and structured Cabernet Sauvignons of Bordeaux to the elegant and complex Pinot Noirs of Burgundy, each offering a sensory journey through the essence of French winemaking excellence.

Essential Wine Etiquettes and Manners: Cultivate your wine tasting prowess as you explore the nuances of French wine etiquette, from proper decanting and aerating techniques to the art of food pairing and the social rituals that accompany wine consumption in France.

Contact Details: +64 4 472 9800 | nz@cordonbleu.edu

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