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Wine-tasting schools

From violets to musk, learn how to decode wines

Any art always requires initiation and wine is no exception – it is like music, painting or dance.

The Ecole du Bordeaux wine school at Château Cordeillan Bages, Pauillac, Gironde To understand this world of colours and aromas, there is nothing better than an introduction to wine-tasting and oenology, dispensed by professionals.

The Maisons du Vin – in Bergerac, Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion, Pauillac and the Entre-deux-Mers – and the tasting schools will give you the keys to be able to distinguish the legs from the body, the tannins from the robe, the prune from the caramel…

From a two-hour lesson to a series of training courses there are various formulas on offer, according to what you want and how much time you have. Oenology lessons, discovery of a vineyard, an appellation or a grape variety, tasting lessons… You can do whatever you feel like doing!

Or simply by following one of the Wine Routes in Aquitaine, you will find that passionate château owners and their fascinating winemaking staff will also educate your palate …



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