TERROIR AND TERROIRS: FRENCH GENIUS OR FRENCH GOOD FORTUNE?
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7TH FROM 1:00 – 4:00PM:
No nation’s wines are more admired than those of France. Is this the result of “French genius” or fine terroir…or something else altogether? In actuality, there are significant and stark differences between France and other winemaking nations! Participants will explore these themes in a tutored tasting that will place wines within their respective physical landscapes and cultural contexts: Savennières, Côtes du Jura, Vin de Savoie Chignin-Bergeron, Condrieu, Cornas, Gigondas, Bandol, Languedoc, Cahors, Madiran, Collioure and Jurançon and others. All will be illustrated with Jefford’s photographs and personal anecdotes and will serve as illustrative examples of why French wine is what it is!
SPEAKER BIO: ANDREW JEFFORD, AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR & JOURNALIST
Andrew has been a freelance drinks journalist and broadcaster since the 1980s, expressing his passion about the business through many avenues including the Evening Standard and BBC Radio Four. He has written twelve books including the widely admired The New France, Peat Smoke and Spirit, and the Andrew Jefford’s Wine Course.
Jefford is contributing editor to Decanter magazine, to which he has contributed for over 20 years, and appears as a monthly columnist and feature writer, as well as tasting on Decanter panels. Andrew Jefford has won many awards for his work, including eight Glenfiddich Awards and three successive Roederer Awards.
The latest of which is “Best Drink Book” from the Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards for Andrew Jefford’s Wine Course, published in the UK by Ryland, Peters & Small. During 2009, Andrew was a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide, and served as Wine Writer in Residence to the Wine 2030 Research Network. He is chairman of the Languedoc-Roussillon panel at the Decanter World Wine Awards and is a featured presenter of masterclasses for Decanter Education.
WINES FEATURED FOR THIS MASTER TASTING:
- Sancerre, Henri Bourgeois, La Côte de Mont Damnés, 2013
- Savennières, Domaine du Closel, La Jalousie, 2013
- Château-Chalon, Berthet-Bondet,Château-Chalon Vin Jaune, 2006
- Vin de Savoie Chignin, Domaine André et Michel Quénard, Savoie-Chignin Bergeron, 2014
- Condrieu, Guigal, Condrieu, 2013
- Ferraton, Les Miaux, 2010
- Cornas, Jean-Luc Colombo, Les Ruchets, 2012
- Cornas, Vincent Paris, La Geynale, 2010
- Gigondas, Brusset, Les Secrets de Montmirail, 2012
- Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Clos des Papes, Clos des Papes, 2012
- Bandol, Jean-Pierre Gaussen, Cuvée Longue Garde, 2011
- Côtes de Provence, Chateau Léoube, Côtes de Provence Rosé, 2014
- Collioure, Domaine de la Rectorie, Argile, 2010
- La Clape, Château d’Anglès, Grand Vin Blanc, 2013
- Languedoc, Pic Saint Loup, Mas Bruguière, La Grenadière, 2012
- Terrasses du Larzac, Mas Cal Demoura, Les Combariolles, 2013
- Côtes du Roussillon, Domaine Fontaneil, Les Cistes, 2012
- Maury sec, Mas Amiel,Légende, 2013
- Cahors, Château Vincens, Les Graves de Paul, 2011
- Madiran, Château Montus, Cuvee Prestige, 2010
- Pacherenc du Vic Bilh, Château Bouscassé Les Jardins 2012
- Jurancon, Domaine Cauhapé, Quintessence du Petit Manseng, 2010