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Oenology Classes at Le Cordon Bleu Paris institute presentation

The Wine and Spirits Initiation programme takes place in the new Le Cordon Bleu institute premises, near the Eiffel Tower.

The oenology classes take place in a room dedicated to wine which is fitted out for this purpose. Professionals looking to improve their palate or amateurs who are curious about wine and the industry are very welcome. With its cellar-style ambiance, the oenology room provides the ideal working space for each participant.

The whole Wine and Spirits Initiation programme comprises 42 hours of oenology classes split into 3 modules.

Participants can opt to take all the oenology classes or to take part in one of the modules available. Each module is made up of 7 classes which include theory and tastings and take place between 7pm and 9pm during the week.

The first module focuses on the viticultural world with, notably, an introduction to viticulture, vinification and the secrets involved in the classification of appellations. You will also learn all there is to know about wine service, the best food and wine pairings, not forgetting sensorial analysis of wine.

The second module revolves around tasting different top French wines and exploring the wealth and diversity of French viticultural regions including Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne etc.

The third module mainly focuses on studying terroir, the theme of soil and wine, but also new technology.

Oenology classes at Le Cordon Bleu Paris institute instructors

The teaching team, made up of sommeliers and experts, will teach you to master the techniques for deciphering different wines and spirits. They will be delighted to share their know-how with you during these oenology classes. There is no doubt that they will have some surprises in store!

The wine modules are available every year in January, April, July and September.


Key information

Languages: French and English
Price: 1 365 € for the three modules purchased at the same time (455 € per module) or 480 € for each module.
Hours per week: each module includes seven classes. Tastings are held once a week from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Entry requirements: at least 18 years of age at the start of the course.

Le Cordon Bleu Paris Wine and Spirits Initiation is for all those who would like to awaken their taste buds to enjoying wine, while deepening their knowledge.

Wines are chosen with care by Franck Ramage, Head of Wine Department to illustrate each theme. Wine-tastings evenings are lively, friendly but studious events.

You will quickly develop a more discerning palate, for the benefit of your professional success and for your own personal satisfaction.

These wine evening courses are given in French and translated into English.

Wine and Spirits programme - 3 modules

  • Full wine initiation programme details

    Le Cordon Bleu Paris Wine and Spirits Initiation is composed of 3 modules:

    Module I - Wine essentials

    • Sensory analysis
    • Viticulture
    • Wine-making techniques
    • Wine legislation
    • Food and wine pairing
    • Vintages storing
    • Serving wine

    Module II - French wines and vineyards

    • A series of wine-tastings explore the richness and diversity of the French wine regions, including Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne... You will discover a representative range of French wines, from regional appellations to "grand crus".

    Module III - The sommelier’s expertise

    • This module focuses on topics which require detailed study. In this module, students get a chance to learn about specific themes such as terroir, the effects of soil on wine, new technologies and the latest trends. These topics are the perfect complement to modules I and II, giving the student a complete understanding of wine.

    7:00 - 9:00pm - Class meets once a week - 7 Weeks

  • Apply for the full programme Wine and Spirits Initiation programme

    Term Dates & Prices

    Select a date
    Sep 18, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018 (Standard)
    € 1,365.00
  • Apply for Module I
  • Apply for Module II
  • Apply for module III
  • Apply for 1 evening class

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