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.
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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.
And for special guest Jean Jacques Dubourdieu, Co-owner, Denis Dubourdieu
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.
And for special guest Sylvie Courselle, Owner, Château Thieuley
– REPLAY – WATCH THE LAST WEBINAR!
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.
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.
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.