THE BORDEAUX WINE SCHOOL: LEARN, TO APPRECIATE MORE
At the centre of the Festival, the Bordeaux Wine School (L'École du Vin de Bordeaux) pavilion is an essential stop-off point! Ever more original, the experiences proposed by this unique school guide wine lovers and novices on a voyage of initiation that is both fun and fascinating!
Classes aren’t simply led by “teachers”, they’re led only by winemakers, œnologists, sommeliers and other such wine experts, all of whom are eager to share their know-how and passion for wine! At their flagship pavilion on Place Munich, you’ll find four spaces: each with varying themes and ambiances so that everyone can explore the wines of Bordeaux in accordance with their knowledge, desires and the time they want to spend doing so.
- 30-minute recreational workshops to awaken the senses!
- Blind tasting Dégustation à l’aveugle – L’incontournable Bordeaux sparkles – NEW
- A festive workshop to discover every facet of the Crémants de Bordeaux.
- The aromas of wine An awakening of the senses to learn the secrets of wine’s ‘bouquet’.
- At the table A gourmet workshop marrying flavours, for any moment
- Wine and cheese – NEW
- Rock’n’wine – Legendary!!!
Read your wine the same way you read a musical score: a not-to-be-missed experience, lighting up the festival every evening!
Le Wine’s up – NEW
In three tasting stages, guess the mystery wine. A challenging and captivating game to learn the rules of tasting as a duo, with emphasis on the joy of sharing moments together.
The table of curiosities* - NEW
Geo-sensorial tasting: a fun tasting session designed to explore the diversity of the characteristics of Bordeaux soils.
The lunar workshop: a down-to-earth workshop to understand our winegrowers’ original practices
The vine, an unexpected pantry: learn to cook ingredients that come from the rich flora of the vineyards.
The taste of the woods: from the forest to the glass, learn, guided by a passionate wood craftsman, who reveals the secret of the art of cooperage.
2050, insects and wines: changing climate conditions and economising resources, examining the way that the vine and our diet will evolve in the future.
Blending Bar – NEW
An explosive experience based on the distinctive feature of Bordeaux wines: blending. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sémillon… it’s up to participants to choose their favourite blend from famous Bordeaux grape varieties. At night time, the place becomes a Bordeaux speakeasy, with Bordeaux Tonic and Le Casino du vin.
THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL, THE BORDEAUX QUIZ*
… on Les Terrasses des appellation (“the appellation terraces”), make way for the Bordeaux Quiz! An interactive workshop that delves deep into the Bordeaux appellations and what makes them special. Take up the challenge as a team and try to win the game!
* PRE-BOOKING RECOMMENDED FROM 1ST JUNE AT WWW.ECOLEDUVINDEBORDEAUX.COM
Participate in Bordeaux Wine School workshops using your PASS throughout the festival. Workshops available non-stop, in French and English.