Online Wine Classes | Tour of Bordeaux


Classes are on Thursdays in October at 5:00pm PST.  Each online class includes interactive instruction and tastings* via Zoom.

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Take online wine classes with Vinolust! Learn all about wine from the comfort of home.

Bordeaux has been one of the most prominent and dominant wine regions of the world throughout history.  Its very name is synonymous with opulence and iconic wines.  Yet the big dollar signs and flashy châteaux are only part of the story.  In this online class series we will explore all aspects of what makes these wines so well-known, the history of the region and the hidden gems that lie within still waiting to be discovered and appreciated.

Classes in the series include:

Class 1: Left Bank – Médoc – October 8th
Exploring the iconic wine regions of the Left Bank and learning more about
the Classification of 1855 that continues to define the region to this day.

Class 2: Left Bank – Graves & Entre-Deux-Mers – October 15th
The southern part of the Left Bank is home to some of the most spectacular wines and styles of this French region.
This class looks at the dry and sweet wines that are the specialties of this area.

Class 3: Right Bank & the Dordogne – October 22nd
The wines of this area are supple yet structured, and focused on the maligned yet magnificent red varietal Merlot.
Journey to this beautiful area and learn to appreciate these exquisite wines even more!

Class 4: Southwest France & the Côtes – October 29th
Overlooked throughout the centuries, the wine culture of Southwest France has lived in the shadow of the more prominent Bordeaux proper.
This region as well of the lesser-known but equally wonderful Côtes of Bordeaux is the topic for today’s class.

For this class I am partnering with The Organic Cellar, and you can buy these wines directly from Brian before class to get the full tasting experience.  If you are joining the full 4 class tour, plan ahead and get the Vinolust Tour of Bordeaux 12-pack. This case contains the 3 wines being opened each class at 20% off the retail price.  And of course you are always welcome to source wine for class on your own, or take the class with no wine at all. Below are the wines we will be tasting in each class:

Class 1: Left Bank – Médoc
2017 Amelie Constant Crémant Brut Rosé
2015 Chateau Borderon Haut-Medoc
2012 Baron de Brane Margaux

Class 2: Left Bank – Grave & Entre-Deux-Mers
2015 La Sémillante de Sigalas Blanc Sec
2014 Croix de Carbonnieux
2015 Ch. De Cranne Loupiac

Class 3: Right Bank & the Dordogne
2015 Ch. Bellevue Fronsac
2016 Ch. Cartier Saint Emilion Grand Cru
2014 Le Seuil Mazeyres Pomerol

Class 4: Southwest France & the Côtes
2018 Deux Terroirs Blanc de Sirech
2016 Ch. Jonqueyres Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux
2015 Chateau Cru Godard – Franc Côtes de Bordeaux

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Additional Info

* Purchase price of this class does NOT include wine. Wines must be purchased separately at the discretion of the participant, but you are not required to have wines to participate in class.

Vinolust online wine classes run approximately 90 minutes via Zoom meetings, a free video conferencing app.  You can Click here to learn more about how it works and getting started.  We recommend downloading the app at least 30 minutes prior to your first class.

Students have 30 days from the date of the class to access downloadable materials.

Please be aware that we record all webinars and classes!  Recordings are made available to Vinolust members depending on membership type and status.  By registering for and participating in any Vinolust webinars or classes the participant is providing consent to being recorded.  We love your beautiful face, but understand if you do not want it to be seen on camera.   You can manage all video and sound settings from within your Zoom portal.  All classes and webinars have participant sound and video turned off initially by default, and these features must be activated by the participant. Cheers!


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