Events & Tastings – French Wine School

Events & Tastings

The best part about French wine is tasting it for yourself.

What’s learning about French wine, without experiencing it for yourself? Gather with friends (or virtual ones presently) and put your wine knowledge into practice at our tastings by region.

NEXT EVENT

DATE
 15 April, 2021  
 7:00 – 8:30 pm (Sydney time)

COST
  $25  for Zoom access    
 wine pack coming soon

YOUR GUIDE
  Brigid Kennedy: French Wine Scholar & Director of French Wine School   

The Rhone Valley produces some of the most famous wines in the world, and growing grapes since the Romans arrived in 121 BC.

North & South both produce exceptional & unique wine styles, making it one of the most diverse wine regions in France.

 

  • Why the location of Northern and Southern Rhone means such vastly different wines
  • How the appellation system of France got its start. (Knowing this system alone gives you an edge in understanding wine quality and reading labels!)
  • The impact of the Rhone River and the Mistral wind on growing grapes and making wine
  • Geology, topography and climate differences and what that does to wine
  • What influences the flavours and scents in wine and key differences in Northern and Southern styles.
  • Tasting benchmark wines from Northern and Southern Rhone

Wine selection and pack to purchase coming soon!

Is it worth buying the wine pack for 1 or 2 people?

We think yes! But if you are just one or 2 people tasting,  here’s what works for others.

Options: 

  • Buy the pack & just open a couple (finish over a few days) and you’ve got the rest to try whenever.
  • Buy the pack & taste all wines ( invest in wine savers – keeps wine fresh for weeks! link below & on event page)
  • Choose just a couple of the wines, also available on the Dynamic website (but you might get FOMO!:) 
  • Taste your own wines. Best if you have a close match though.
  •  Add FWS5 in coupon box for 5% off repour http://www.mywinesaver.com.au/

To access tasting experience on zoom, register below   You will receive a confirmation of purchase shortly and closer to tasting date, details of Zoom log in, and other resources.

Step 1.  Book places for the tasting:  

Step 2.  Buy wine pack: 

Add  FWS in discount code box to get free delivery ( save $10)

Notes: Wine pack is optional. We will taste these, but you can still learn and enjoy tasting along with us with your favourite.

*Try Repour wine savers.  They work & keeps wine fresh for weeks. Ideal if only 1 or 2 of you tasting & you want to try all the wine Add FWS5 in coupon box for 5% off. http://www.mywinesaver.com.au/

Have more questions? Get in contact with us, we'd love to answer anything you'd like. to know. Especially wine questions.

Upcoming virtual tastings not to miss

Loire Valley masterclass

Explore exquisite wines, including famous Sancerre in France's largest and most diverse wine-producing region.

Thursday
February 25th, 2021
2021

Rhone Valley masterclass

The Rhone Valley is the home of Shiraz, with its best examples from the cooler north, and the sunnier GSM blends made famous from the Southern Rhone

Thursday
April 15th, 2021
2021

Bourgogne masterclass

Home of both Chardonnay & Pinot Noir. The benchmarks in the world.
Sublime.

Thursday May 20th, 2021
2021

Missed these events?

We have them again in 2021! Register your interest and we’ll make sure you don’t miss them.

Champagne

Explore the grapes and blends of famous Champagne.
2021

Provence

Understand Rosé blends
from the only region in the world
to focus on Rosé.
2021

Bourgogne

Tasting Chardonnay & Pinot Noir. Sublime.

2021

Rhone Valley

Imagine walking through the sunny vineyards of the Rhône.
2021

An in-depth experience of each region

Our French wine events are designed around each wine region as each is unique.

A regional wine tasting experience will take you through the fascinating history that led to the grapes & wine styles which each region is legendary for. Along the way you will learn about the terroir, climate and unique conditions, the AOP system and most importantly, you’ll get to taste handpicked benchmark wines.

Learn how to taste and compare wines

Haven’t been to a tasting before? Perfect! Your guide will take you through the steps of tasting wine so you’ll feel comfortable and ready to explore the complexities of each wine.

You will get useful suggestions to try for the same varieties grown in other parts of the world, so you can compare with your nearest local varieties

Have fun and make new friends

Wine is best shared between friends, old and new ones.

Events are relaxed and fun, so you never feel awkward about not knowing something.

Jump in to the experience and ask questions, especially if you are new to learning about wine. 

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A fun way to connect with friends over a favourite grape

Would you prefer a customised or private tasting?

Your private event can suit whatever level of wine knowledge you want. Great for birthday celebrations, club get togethers or just some fun in lock down!  

These are a few ideas we can create for you:

  • Comparison with old world & new world wines
  • One grape variety expressed around the world
  • How to taste wine for beginners
  • A focus on famous French red or white varieties
  • Deep dive into champagne blends
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Get the most out of a tasting experience by not only tasting.

Learn the foundations in an online course, then fully commit to the tasting without the distraction of trying to take in the foundations at the same time. The tastings are complemented by online courses and travel experiences, so you can get the full immersion with French wine.

In preparation for the tasting, you can download our tasting guide if you haven't already, and have a fun practise at home.

After the tasting, consider consolidating your knowledge by learning about the region in our online courses. This allows you to get even more out of tastings in future, and just focus on your experience in the glass.

That said, you'll get a lot out of only doing the tasting, so enjoy!

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