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French Wine & Food Workshop
Sat 3 December 2016, 12:00 – 16:00 GMT
Our French Wine and Food Workshop is a gastronomic tour through France’s famous and lesser-known wine regions. No other country boasts such a culinary heritage: its wines and produce are the envy of the world. France is one of the oldest as well as largest producers of wine in the world, with huge regional variation to match its cuisine.
We will guide you through the wines and dishes of classic regions of Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire and Rhone. We will also introduce the exciting and often good-value wines from the Languedoc- Roussillon, Provence and South-West.
During the day we will pass on insider tips to help you navigate the pitfalls of buying French wine in shops and restaurants – and of course how to handle those snooty sommeliers!
The following will be covered :
- Overview and history of French food and wine culture
- Key grape varieties
- Geography, climate and regions of France
- Viticulture and winemaking practices
- Wine classification system
- Wine and food matching
- A regional wine and food tour
- The future for France