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Meet the next gen

They’re young, passionate and ambitious – a new generation of Bordeaux with a desire to lead. Discover how the new faces of Bordeaux are tackling climate change, applying new techniques in the vineyard and cellar, and working together more than ever before to push their vision for the future and safeguard their iconic terroir for future generations.

In the Bordeaux vineyard - Exploring how new philosophies and techniques are shaping style and quality

Join Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW in this webinar that will dive deep into the Bordeaux vineyard, exploring the climate, soils and grape varieties planted. It will look at traditional vineyard practices and how these are evolving and how they shape the styles and quality of the wines produced.

Bordeaux - The new red

You recognize Bordeaux because of its classified growths, famous estates and complex reds, but this group comprises just a small fraction of total production currently. The sweeping trend driving output today involves refreshing, vibrant, accessible and appealing wines, incredible value - ready to enjoy young but still capable of aging. Join us as we explore this new style and its foundations, from climate change, to technology, next-gen growers and key factors that have shaped this evolution. We’ll also touch on why these wines dually lead the market in value, consistently over-delivering quality to price, and what tactics producers are incorporating to relay this message in real-time to consumers.

Port of call N° 1 - Bordeaux, a mosaic of colours

Take a stroll through the AOPs of Bordeaux, Bordeaux-Supérieur and Dry white wines, with Jonathan DUCOURT from Vignobles Ducourt, for a tasting of the 2019 vintage.

Bordeaux Culture

What makes Bordeaux unique? Discover the significant themes (the art of blending, terroir, varieties, wine trade, etc.) that have historically characterized the region. These key elements cannot be replicated together anywhere else in the world and create the story of Bordeaux. The ideal starting point of any online wine course to learn about Bordeaux.

Live harvest with the next gen winemarker Basile Tesseron

Follow one of Bordeaux’s great young winemakers, Basile Tesseron, as he takes us through a live harvest moment, from the vineyard to the cellar. Understand the philosophies and motivations behind each key decision made at this critical time and hear Basile’s take on how 2020 compares to other recent vintages.

Art of blending

The blending concept begins in the vineyard – in the desire to express terroir. Discover how, as custodians of its terroir, Bordeaux winegrowers work in tandem with nature to craft the purest and best expressions of place that also reflect their own unique philosophy, history and desired wine style.

Terroirs and soils

Terroirs here and there... The expression "vin de terroir", or "terroir wine" has become widespread. Does this mean that some wines are not from the terroir? Or that certain wines are "more from the terroir" than others? To try to answer this question and help you form your own opinion, take a few minutes to familiarise yourself with the concept of "terroir".

Left vs right bank

Left Bank vs. Right Bank: is this still the key to assessing Bordeaux? This seminar will answer the question about the relevance of categorizing Left vs. Right, going well beyond the typical discussion. Get the latest information directly from host Jane Anson and special guests Philippe Dambrine and Laure Canu of Château Cantemerle and Grand Corbin.

Port of call N°5 - Let’s take an overview

Take a stroll through the AOPs of the Côtes de Bordeaux with Cécile Mallié Verdier from Château Brethous, for a tasting of the 2019 vintage.

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Port of call N° 1 - Bordeaux, a mosaic of colours

Take a stroll through the AOPs of Bordeaux, Bordeaux-Supérieur and Dry white wines, with Jonathan DUCOURT from Vignobles Ducourt, for a tasting of the 2019 vintage.

Bordeaux by the map

What are the key influences on the styles of wine? Bordeaux is the largest AOC vineyard in France signifying quality. . The geographic factors that define the region, the appellation designations and classification systems, will guide a deeper understanding of the styles of wines each family is most known for producing. Must know facts to include in your custom online wine course.

Médoc and Graves

Part one of this series focuses on the history of white wine production in Bordeaux – when white grapes dominated the Bordeaux vineyard, the subsequent decline in white wine and then the renaissance in the 1990’s and 2000’s. We’ll discuss the white grape varieties planted and in particular the groundbreaking research by Professor Denis Dubourdieu and his team in Bordeaux that identified the Sauvignon Blanc aromatic precursor compounds. We will also look at the different soil types for white grapes as well as typical vineyard and winemaking practices choices that influence the wines.

Dry Bordeaux part 1 - Navigating Bordeaux's best kept secret

Part two of this series focuses more specifically on the different Bordeaux dry white producing terroirs and appellations, with a deep dive into different vineyard factors (location, soils, micro-climates) that influence the choice of grape variety/ies planted and styles of wines produced. It highlights the incredible diversity of styles –from different terroirs and different winegrower philosophies. Part two also looks at the emergence of varietal wines as well as the expanding role of other varieties beyond Sauvignon Blanc such as Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Gris.

Dry Bordeaux part 2 - Navigating Bordeaux's best kept secret

Red, white, rosé... Beyond these styles, Bordeaux is a magic equation where the land, climate, grape varieties and expertise are intrinsically linked. Discover the subtleties of different grape varieties and the art of blending so dear to Bordeaux.

Bordeaux grape varieties

Within a short time, the production of rosé and sparkling wines has taken off in Bordeaux. Unknown to most that Sparkling Crémant de Bordeaux now accounts for a whole one percent of all Bordeaux wine produced. Rosé too, whether pale and delicate in style, or Bordeaux’s unique historic Clairet, is seeing tremendous growth each year. This webinar will take you through the history and current production of these unexpected styles, with insights, philosophies and stories from winegrowers making their mark with these exciting wines.

The emergence of unexpected styles crémant & rosé

The Médoc and Graves regions are considered the birthplace of great growths and characterful French wines. The Médoc is a triangular-shaped peninsula bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde Estuary, home to well-known appellations such as Margaux, Pauillac, Saint-Estèphe, Saint-Julien, etc. To the south-east of the Médoc, the Graves appellation is the only one which bears the same name as its terroir! Find out more about the Bordeaux region and its outstanding wines.

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Bordeaux is Moving today

Think you know Bordeaux wines? Bordeaux’s new generation, winegrowers with a great openness to choose new techniques in the vineyard and cellar, and a growing movement to preserve freshness in the wines are challenging long-held perceptions of the region. The story of community and experimentation is the ultimate opportunity to create change in Bordeaux. Include the latest news and trends in your online wine course.

Bordeaux's changing!

In just 3 minutes, discover the Bordeaux vineyards as you have never seen them before, from environmental commitments to innovations and unexpected cuvées!

Meet the next gen

They’re young, passionate and ambitious – a new generation of Bordeaux with a desire to lead. Discover how the new faces of Bordeaux are tackling climate change, applying new techniques in the vineyard and cellar, and working together more than ever before to push their vision for the future and safeguard their iconic terroir for future generations.

In the Bordeaux vineyard - Exploring how new philosophies and techniques are shaping style and quality

Join Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW in this webinar that will dive deep into the Bordeaux vineyard, exploring the climate, soils and grape varieties planted. It will look at traditional vineyard practices and how these are evolving and how they shape the styles and quality of the wines produced.

Bordeaux - The new red

You recognize Bordeaux because of its classified growths, famous estates and complex reds, but this group comprises just a small fraction of total production currently. The sweeping trend driving output today involves refreshing, vibrant, accessible and appealing wines, incredible value - ready to enjoy young but still capable of aging. Join us as we explore this new style and its foundations, from climate change, to technology, next-gen growers and key factors that have shaped this evolution. We’ll also touch on why these wines dually lead the market in value, consistently over-delivering quality to price, and what tactics producers are incorporating to relay this message in real-time to consumers.

Spend one hour with...

Jane Anson

In the webinar, we will explore the questions : “what is terroir ?” and “what is its impact on wine styles?” We’ll dive deep into Bordeaux’s location at the confluence of two major rivers, its dozens of local climates and soils, and the human factors that are shaping the wines across Bordeaux today.

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Laura Williamson, MS

You recognize Bordeaux because of its classified growths, famous estates and complex reds, but this group comprises just a small fraction of total production currently. The sweeping trend driving output today involves refreshing, vibrant, accessible and appealing wines, incredible value - ready to enjoy young but still capable of aging. Join us as we explore this new style and its foundations, from climate change, to technology, next-gen growers and key factors that have shaped this evolution...

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Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW

They’re young, passionate and ambitious – a new generation of Bordeaux with a desire to lead. Discover how the new faces of Bordeaux are tackling climate change, applying new techniques in the vineyard and cellar, and working together more than ever before to push their vision for the future and safeguard their iconic terroir for future generations.

Watch here

Bordeaux for Tomorrow

What is Bordeaux doing to preserve the environment and its signature style? The quality and quantity of a harvest are intrinsically linked to the climate and the environment. Bordeaux has many ways to adapt: sustainable agricultural and winemaking practices, adaptation of plant material, etc. Learn about the long-term projects and research that create its collective approach. Be inspired by the energy behind the movement and include this content in your online wine course.

A sustainable wine region

Environmental initiatives are multiplying and for a good cause! Practices are changing so quickly that it can sometimes be difficult to navigate your way around. Take stock of the main production methods to better navigate your way through the myriad of labels and advise your clients more easily.

100% terroir with Jane Anson

In this webinar, we explore the questions: “what is terroir?” and “what is its impact on wine styles?” We dive deep into Bordeaux’s location at the confluence of two major rivers, its dozens of local climates and soils, and the human factors that shape the wines across Bordeaux today.

Combating climate change

In the Bordeaux region, there are specific effects of climate change that winegrowers are already starting to see. We’ll explore how winegrowers are planning for the future and what the Bordeaux wine industry is doing to reduce its environmental impact. We’ll discuss programs linked to research, greenhouse gas & carbon footprint reduction, the newly approved grape varieties, and so much more.

Climate and microclimate

The climate plays a key role in the vintage and taste of a given wine. In light of climate change, our taste markers may be turned upside down. We need to be able to adapt quickly!

Bordeaux for professionals

Are you a wine professional wanting to increase your job skills? Bordeaux online is focused on equipping busy professionals (product managers, sommeliers, waiters, wine shop staff, restaurant managers, chefs, sales assistants, wine tourism professionals, etc.) with the latest online education and tools. And all easier than ever to access. Tap into your online wine course on-the-go.

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The inner working of the Bordeaux wine trade

The first exports from Bordeaux began in 1302 when Saint-Émilion was shipped to England for the pleasure of King Edward I. Later in the 17th century, the Dutch helped establish a négociant system that expanded the promotion and exportation of Bordeaux wine. The system relieved the château owner from the business of selling and provided them immediate cash in hand. The "Place de Bordeaux"--and all the courtiers, en primeur, and tranches that go along with it--still exists today, making Bordeaux unique in the world wine trade. Jesse Becker, MS hosts a 1-hour webinar on the ins-and-outs of selling Bordeaux.

How to win millenials with Bordeaux Wines

Bordeaux is finding a balance between respecting its heritage and modernizing with techniques that appeal to younger consumers. Jesse Becker, Master Sommelier and Bordeaux Accredited Tutor moderates a discussion on the approach to the custom research on US millennial motivations and wine consumption. The conversation features Marie-Alix Robert, Research Director at Dynvibe and Michelle Alagzi, US Lead Researcher at Dynvibe. Also joining the discussion is Julie Rambaud, Bordeaux Wines Marketing Director to share how the team plans to utilize the findings.

Additional sales

One effective way to increase your turnover is to generate additional sales. In this training program, you will discover core principles to help you boost sales and practical solutions to help keep your customers happy.

Beyond Bordeaux

Are you new to wine and don’t know where to start? Dive in to learn wine basics perfect at the beginning of your wine journey. Topics such as general winemaking, food pairing, and key terms can be applied across wine regions and provide a great foundation from which to grow. Build an online wine course that suits your needs.

In the Cellars

Making a wine is a meticulous task, a testimony of ancestral know-how that has been tinged with modernity over time. Once the grapes harvested, the cellar is where the winemaking process can begin. Thanks to this tutorial, discover the different stages of a wine's creation and become aware of the subtleties involved in the secrets of its making.

Wine Terms

Wine is a universe of passion and expertise. The legal framework dealing with wine and protecting the consumer is equal to this outstanding product. During this tutorial, you'll discover what an AOC is, how it works and what it offers clients. You'll also learn how to make wine labels talk and how to read between the lines!

Food & wine pairings

There are no rules set in stone when it comes to tasting wine and food. However, some basic principles can help you create successful wine and food pairings and enhance the customer experience.

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