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UK wine educators look to bring story of Bordeaux back to the UK

Published:  29 August, 2013

Fifteen UK-based tutors have attended a specialised accredited course at L'École du Vin in Bordeaux in a bid to help spread the word in the UK about the region's wines.

The course which is in association with Bordeaux Accredited Tutors and organised through the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) encourages tutors to organise their own tastings, trips and events throughout the year, offering consumers up and down the country the chance to discover the wide range of red, white, rosé and sweet wines produced in the region.

Events coming up are: 

* September 26 - 'Grand Tour of France' - Bordeaux with Chris Powell at the Newcastle Wine School provides the inside track on finding good wines without huge price tags, mainly from lesser-known award winning wineries.

* A four day trip to Bordeaux in October with Laura Clay, when picking and fermenting will be well under way.  Attendees will visit wineries that are producing white, rosé and sweet wines. 

* 'Discover Bordeaux Dinner', with Jimmy Smith at The West London Wine School on October 3 tasting six to eight wines with food.

* 'The Magic of Bordeaux' tasting with Chris Green on October 15 at the Manchester School of Wine.

* 'A Good Bordeaux is Not Expensive' tasting with Sandy Leckie at the London School of Economics in Holborn on November 25.  The session will taste a selection of whites and reds from across the region that can be found for under £15.

Douglas Morton, UK consultant to the CIVB, said:  "We work with a wealth of extremely experienced Bordeaux accredited tutors here in the UK, all of whom make the region come alive by giving wine lovers the chance to discover the delights of Bordeaux on their doorstep."