Le 01 mai 2020
Temps de lecture: 5 min.

The Bordeaux Wine School presents How the Masters Tackle Bordeaux

Join us in a series of live webinars hosted by Mary Gorman-McAdams MW, Laura Williamson MS and Jesse Becker MS. Each 1-hour live webinar is offered free to our trade partners and industry friends. Our hosts will also be joined by expert and insider stories direct from Bordeaux.

Why Register?

  • Bordeaux is a large and diverse wine region – these seminars will give you a greater understanding of the factors that influence the diversity of wines on offer today
  • Each seminar will take you beyond the basics and discuss key practices, techniques, and the ground-breaking work that make Bordeaux so unique.
  • Wide ranging and highly informative sessions will re-invigorate you…plus, have all of your questions answered during live chats with the experts.

 

Mark Your Calendars and Register now !

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 @ 1pm ET

DRY WHITE BORDEAUX : PART I – NAVIGATING BORDEAUX’S BEST KEPT SECRET with Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW

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.

Benefits:

  • Red is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Bordeaux. This webinar will give you the history and evolution of white wine in Bordeaux and examine its place in the world today.
  • Prof. Denis Dubourdieu’s research on Sauvignon Blanc was transformational and is used throughout the world. Gain unique insights with special guest Jean Jacques Dubourdieu.
  • Get up to date on dry white wine production, sales and export figures.

And for special guest Jean Jacques Dubourdieu, Co-owner, Denis Dubourdieu

REGISTER HERE

 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 @ 1pm ET

DRY WHITE BORDEAUX: PART II – NAVIGATING BORDEAUX’S BEST KEPT SECRET with Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW

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.

Benefits:

  • Deepen your knowledge beyond what was discussed in part I. We’ll discuss key practices and techniques in the vineyard and winemaking to discover how they shape the styles and quality of the wines.
  • Explore not just the accessibility, versatility and affordability of these wines but also their ability to age.
  • While tasting is not the focus of this webinar, once you register, you will receive a list of recommended wines representing different styles that will be part of the discussion.

And for special guest Sylvie Courselle, Owner, Château Thieuley

REGISTER HERE

 

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Wednesday, May 6 @ 1pm ET – In the Bordeaux Vineyard exploring how new philosophies and techniques are shaping style and quality with Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW

This first session dives deep into the Bordeaux vineyard, exploring the climate, soils and grape varieties planted. It looks at traditional vineyard practices and how these are evolving and how they shape the styles and quality of the wines produced.

Benefits :

  • It all starts in the vineyard! This seminar goes beyond Bordeaux basics and discuss key practices and techniques in the vineyard and how they shape the styles and quality of Bordeaux wines bought and sold today. Must-know knowledge for anyone in the trade
  • Bordeaux is a large and diverse wine region – this seminar gives you a greater understanding of the factors that influence the diversity of wines on offer.
  • For those who have never been to Bordeaux, this seminar gives them the insider’s look into Bordeaux…something not found in a book.

WATCH THE FULL REPLAY HERE

 

Tuesday, May 12 @ 1pm ET

Biodiversity – the gateway to sustainable production in Bordeaux with Laura Williamson, MS

Bordeaux’s quest to attain 100% sustainable production entirely across the region may have initially been regarded a bold endeavor, but today, vineyard coverage has expeditiously surpassed 65% in just seven short years.  Biodiversity and inclusivity have propelled this success. Join us as we further elaborate the reformative, pragmatic grower techniques driving this endeavor.

Benefits:

  • This seminar highlights the ground-breaking work Bordeaux has achieved thus far relating to sustainability while further revealing Bordeaux’s dedication to achieving the extraordinary goal of 100% sustainable vineyard coverage, quite possibly the most noble endeavor of any wine region against climate change to date.
  • This is one of the trendiest topics in wine today. Together, the 3 seminars will give trade a true picture of Bordeaux’s mission so that they are in the know.

WATCH THE FULL REPLAY HERE

 

Tuesday, May 19 @ 1pm ET

The Inner Working of the Bordeaux Wine Trade with Jesse Becker, MS

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. Accredited Bordeaux tutor Jesse Becker, MS hosts a 1-hour webinar on the ins-and-outs of selling Bordeaux.

Benefits:

  • The Bordeaux trade functions differently than any other category in the wine business. An important topic for anyone coming up in the wine trade.
  • One of the barriers of entry for new buyers is understanding the négociant system, this webinar will break down those barriers
  • History, classifications, en primeur. This seminar will be wide-ranging and highly informative

WATCH THE FULL REPLAY HERE

 

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