Third Course: Grand Tour of FranceRegular price $50.00
Before easy travel and the internet shrank the world, the Grand Tour was considered a rite of passage and the final part of a gentleman’s or debutante’s education. It was a chance not just to see the world, but to experience other cultures and art that one would never have the chance to experience at home.
Following our ‘First Course: Introduction to Wine’ and our ever-growing collection of ‘Second Course’ classes that take a deeper dive into grapes, regions, styles and topics of the winemaking world, we are introducing our own wine-centric take on the Grand Tour with our inaugural ‘Third Course: Grand Tour’ class. This series will take you on a virtual ‘Grand Tour’ of benchmark wine regions. You will taste wines from some of the premier producers that have set the standard for wines within the region and have birthed winemaking styles that have often been imitated but rarely duplicated around the world.
In honor of Bastille Day, we’ll set our sights on France. We’ll be focusing on the regions and the wines that make French wines so seminal to winemaking around the world.
We’ll hop around regions such as Sancerre, Burgundy, and Bordeaux, tasting five hand-selected and distinctive wines. This is a rare opportunity to taste wines side by side that many consider the standards of their respective varietals, and wines that have provided the blueprint for aspiring winemakers in many other parts of the world. Whether you’re looking to get an overview of the benchmark regions of France, or if you’re interested in sampling stunning wines that have set the standard for their varietals, with the ‘Third Course: The Grand Tour of France’ we are giving you an exciting and new opportunity to increase your knowledge and enjoyment of wine. Knowledge has never been so tasty!
Groupon & Gift Certificates: If you have a Groupon class certificate or a gift certificate issued from the shop before 2022, please give us a shout 919-803-5473 or email us to make your reservation. Please have your Groupon voucher code or gift certificate code handy! By booking your seat(s) for this class using a Groupon voucher, you are agreeing to redeem the full value of the voucher in exchange for the listed number of seats on your voucher.
Cancellation Policy: Sometimes things come up, and we understand! Please let us know if you need to cancel or change your reservations to another available and listed class at least 48 hours prior to the start of class, and we can change your reservation, or provide a refund if you purchased the class directly from The Raleigh Wine Shop. Within the 48 hour window, please call the shop to let us know, but we cannot guarantee exchange or refund of your reservation.