CHENE BLEU EXTREME WINE EXPERIENCE

THE ULTIMATE BOOTCAMP FOR WINE ENTHUSIASTS SEPTEMBER 5TH-9TH 2010, PROVENCE, FRANCE

Escape to an exclusive top-end wine estate in Provence for an exciting immersion into the timeless world of fine wine, combining serious learning and serious enjoyment. Beginners crack the code, while they boost their confidence and tasting skills; experienced amateurs turbocharge their knowledge and experience.

UNIQUELY DESIGNED COURSE:

This course guarantees you will achieve superior and lasting new levels of competence and confidence in wine appreciation. Not for the faint of heart, Extreme Wine pulls together the best elements of all benchmark wine courses to offer an unparalleled experience for select participants: Learn with world-renowned Masters of Wine and winemakers, taste over 100 famous benchmark wines and even gain hands-on experience in the winery and the vineyard (i.e. learn to prune and make your own assemblage, so you gain a first-hand understanding of qualitative practices). Visit top wineries and reinforce learning and enjoyment with fun and creative wine games, unique to Extreme Wine.

WORLD-CLASS INSTRUCTION:

Clive Barlow, Chair of the Education Committee of the Institute of Masters of Wine, and Nick Dumergue, Senior Wine Educator based in Asia. Bespoke tuition and most advanced techniques emphasise retention and application of newly acquired knowledge in practical scenarios, tailor-made to the interests of each participant.

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED CERTIFICATION:

In 4½ days of intensive study, gain both the prestigious, globally-recognised WSET Intermediate Certificate in Wines and Spirits, as well as the practically-minded Chêne Bleu Extreme Wine Certificate for Applied Knowledge.

IDYLLIC SETTING:

Set within its own private vineyard in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, La Verrière is a boutique wine estate producing the couture wine Chêne Bleu. (http://www.laverriere.com / http://www.chenebleu.com).

GREAT VALUE:

Cost: €3,650 – €4,650 for 6 nights, all inclusive. The one-stop shopping, best-of-everything nature of the course offers terrific value. In just four days, students taste 100+ benchmark wines from some of the most respected producers gathered from all over the world. Just the wines themselves cost more than the course, not to mention top instructors, accommodation and food, but we believe it is essential to form one’s palate on top wines, just as one would want to study masterpieces in an art or music appreciation course.

MORE INFO:

For more details please visit http://www.chenebleuextremewine.com or contact at info@chenebleu.com. The course is offered only once a year. At other times, private groups are welcome for similar bespoke wine programs. Spouse programme & gift certificates available.

“The experience of Extreme Wine is second only to my honeymoon with my wife in 1972. There is no way to improve it for learning. It was a privilege to be exposed to so many wonderful wines, food pairing at fabulous meals, fascinating company, superb teaching – only my limited adjectives shortens the list of compliments.”

(George F White, MD, Ohio)

“La Verrière & Extreme Wine … exceeded all my expectations. It is a magical place with really good & attentive staff – more like a big family house with guests – and fabulous food & wine.”

(G. Rafter, Decanter Reader, Tipperary, Ireland, June 2009)

“…the Rolls Royce of wine courses.”

(K. Heuer, London, UK, June 2009)


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