a decanter.com promotion June 14-18 2009, 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 (ie learn to prune and make your own assemblage). Visit top wineries and reinforce learning and enjoyment with fun and creative wine games, unique to Extreme wine.

WORLD-CLASS INSTRUCTION:

Clive Barlow, Director of the Institute of Masters of Wine, and Nick Dumergue, MW based in Asia. Bespoke tuition and most advanced techniques emphasize 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-recognized 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 (www.laverriere.com).

GREAT VALUE:

The “one-stop shopping”, “best-of-everything” nature of the course offers terrific value.

MORE INFO:

For more details please visit www.chenebleuextremewine.com or contact Tory Macdonald: tory.macdonald@chenebleu.com, +44 7976 399 998. The course is offered only once a year. At other times, private groups are welcome for similar bespoke wine programs. Spouse program & gift certificates available.

“This is the Real McCoy. I cannot imagine a better-designed, more effective wine course. it was a great privilege to learn so much, so fast and in these exceptional conditions…A wonderful use of my time and worth every cent!”

Katja Klopf. Extreme Wine participant, June 2008

EXTREME WINE EXPERIENCE

LUXURY BOOTCAMP FOR WINE ENTHUSIASTS

La Verrière, Provence

14th-18th June 2009

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