Loire, Alsace and Germany
Welcome to the World of Wine tasting on Loire Valley Alsace and Germany
In the wettest part of France, the North West, they call it 'The Garden of France' as it is the most green and lush. Here lies the Loire Valley, a grapegrowing area famous as the home of Sauvignon Blanc, a trendy grape variety currently receiving ample air-time in the world of wine. We'll look at Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé and talk about why so many people love this classic French grape then head to Tours for the birthplace of the versatile Chenin Blanc in Vouvray. On the estuary of the Loire lies Nantes famous for the seafood matched classic, Muscadet.
Alsace in eastern France lies on the border of Germany and is as German as it is French in terms of population, architecture and its’ grape varieties. Germanic Riesling and Gewurztraminer are found here side-by-side with French Pinot Blanc and Gris all adding to a small-but-complex wine producing region offering the most aromatic and different styles in comparison to the rest of France. It unusual, its unique, its great. We will try the wonderful Gewurztraminer with the local cheese, Munster, with grated red pepper and honey.
Forget Germany of the past (wine-wise). The UK used to be inundated with mainly sweet, sugary wines from Germany (e.g. Liebfraumilch) but now is dominated by dry, acidic and mineral-led wines from Riesling, Pinot Blanc (Weissburgunder) and Pinot Gris (Grauburgunder) and the complex and wondrous Pinot Noirs (Spatburgunder). It’s a country with a well-guarded secret of amazing wines, something we’ll have to investigate
All tastings include; minimum of 6 wines sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, full tasting notes, tasting sheet, use of professional tastings glasses and nibbles.
Book this wonderful tasting below
Places remaining: 12
Course Date/Time: Thu 8th Mar 2018 at 7.00pm
Duration: 2 Hours
Venue: Jurys Inn, Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3BJ