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Discover the Origin to hold two masterclasses with Gerard Basset

Published:  14 March, 2014

Discover the Origin, a campaign focused on Bourgogne Wines, Parma Ham, Douro Wines, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Port, is set to host two mastercalsses in May featuring award winning sommelier Gerard Basset.

Basset will give his own personal insights into the wines of Bourgogne as well as Port and wine from the Douro valley in Portugal in two separate events taking place in London on  May 21 and May 22 in Manchester. Basset, who co-founded Hotel du Vin and runs the award winning Terravina hotel and restaurant in the New Forest, is a former world sommelier of the year and is also a Master of Wine and Master Sommelier. 

The masterclasses have only 60 places available and to sign up please click here

Discover the Origin hosted trade masterclasses over two days for more than a hundred restaurant, hotel and hospitality delegates earlier this month with wine critic and broadcaster, Jane Parkinson. The event was picked up on social media. Spirited Wines tweeted: "Thank you! What a fantastic masterclass - Looking forward to many more Thank you for being the perfect hosts."

Erica Parisi, tweeted: "Thanks and for the brilliant Bourgogne masterclass! Very nice wines, interesting contents)"



London: May 21,2014 3.00- 4.30

Manchester: May 22, 2014 3.00- 4.30


London: Tanner & Co, Bermondsey

Manchester: The Lowry Hotel


London: Bourgogne wines

Manchester: Port and Douro wines