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Wednesday, 25th October 2017
Chenin Blanc meets Cabernet Franc & Supper

7.30 - 9.45 PM

Chenin Blanc is a versatile white-wine grape variety that has been cultivated in France for nearly 1300 years. It is most commonly associated with France's Loire Valley and its high acidity levels mean it can be vinified in a number of different styles: as lusciously sweet, botrytis-affected dessert wines, light, honeyed sparkling wines and as full-bodied, still white wines. Taste examples from its homeland, South Africa & beyond.

Cabernet Franc is often regarded as a second-rank grape variety. 'It’s good in blends, but it rarely stars alone'. Recently, though, people have begun to realise that it’s better than they thought. There's a huge style-shift when comparing a Cabernet Franc from The Loire, with for instance a wine from South America. It’s one of the parents of Cabernet Sauvignon and arguably it makes more complete wines than its offspring


Slow-roast belly pork, creamy mash, stuffed onions, roasted apples, cabbage

Tutor: Neil Courtier – Member of the Association of Wine Educators

Location: The Carpenters Arms, Great Wilbraham, Cambridge, CB21 5JD

The Carpenters Arms

Cost: £ 29.75 pp – includes tuition, a minimum eight wines for tasting & supper.  

29.75 pp

Neil Courtier

The Carpenters Arms, Great Wilbraham, Cambridge


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Bury St. Edmunds
Suffolk IP30 9JX
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