This autumn Decanter magazine launches their new “Decanter Education”. One of the first masterclasses in this series is a subject dear to our heart:”Understanding Northern and Southern Rhone”, led by John Livingstone-Learmonth - surely the most experienced Rhone taster in the world. His lecture is aimed at keen wine lovers with experience of tasting and the desire to increase their knowledge of this particular area.
Taking place on 13th October 2010, the course provides an opportunity to taste through the diverse styles and levels of quality within the Rhone valley, to find out the difference between a Cote-Rotie and a Cotes du Rhone Village. This tasting is a celebration of the Rhone’s wide ranging grape varieties and the people that make them into some of the most interesting wines in the modern world.
Other courses in September and October include ‘Understanding the Wines of Spain’ and ‘Mastering Classical Italy’. A 10% discount is available for anyone booking more than one course.The venue for these lectures is the magnificent contemporary Blue Fin building overlooking St.Paul’s cathedral. There will be a tasting of 8 different wines exemplifying different varieties and styles to accompany the lecture.
It should be excellent….Rhone Wine Holidays gives it our unqualified support, I would be there myself if we were not so busy here at La Madelene that week.
For more information or to book online visit www.decanter.com/education