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The fundamentals

Plein tarif 95€
Heure 9.15 a.m. - 12.30 a.m.
Lieu Beaune
Durée 3h
Dégustation 6 wines
Public +18 years
Langue French

An introductory course in wine tasting and the fundamentals of Bourgogne wine

A half-day’s initiation into the fascinating world of Bourgogne wines, introducing you to the methodology of tasting.



9.15 a.m.: Welcome meet at the Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne in Beaune
All necessary documents provided

The fundamentals of wine-growing Bourgogne:

  • Geographical location
  • The vines and vineyards of Bourgogne
  • Areas and production
  • Natural quality factors (terroirs, grape varieties, climate, savoir-faire)

Bourgogne wines:

  • The Appellations d’Origine Contrôlées: Origins, history, classification
  • The wine estates, merchant houses and cellars of Bourgogne

Tasting Bourgogne wines:

  • Tasting methodology and techniques (visual, olfactory, taste elements)
  • The main organoleptic characteristics of Bourgogne wines
  • Discovery via a tutored tasting of 6 Bourgogne wines


12.30 p.m.: Course ends


OPTIONAL: 12.45 p.m. Tasting and lunch in a restaurant in Beaune (upon reservation)

Further information


Understand the appellation system, the notion of terroir and Bourgogne’s Climats. Learn how to see, smell and taste the white and red wines of Bourgogne and to identify their aromas.


By the end of this half-day course, you will be more confident in approaching a glass of Bourgogne, armed with the right words to describe the wines and share your impressions.


The course is led by an educator from the Ecole des vins de Bourgogne.


This training is open to all and does not require prior knowledge of Bourgogne wines, tasting, or the world of wine more generally.


A little extra

Discover 6 appellations through a tutored tasting of 3 white Bourgogne wines and 3 red Bourgogne wines, led by our educator

Tastings take place in our dedicated tasting room.


Funding for vocational training

Download the programme

Meet in our tasting room at the Cité des Climats et Vins de Bourgogne in Beaune.
Our qualified educators will be on hand to welcome you and to accompany you throughout this course.


Any further questions

Contact us for more information or with any specific requests.

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