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Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux

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On tree-lined cours du XXX-Juillet, not far from the banks of the Garonne and the main artery of the Esplanade des Quinconces, you'll find the Ecole du Vin, right across the street from the city tourist office. This school—run by the CIVB (Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bordeaux), the headquarters of the Bordeaux wine trade—organizes wine initiation and tasting classes. At the same address you'll find Le Bar à Vin, which is a good place to sample reds (like Pauillac or St-Émilion), dry whites (like an Entre-Deux-Mers, Graves, or Côtes de Blaye), and sweet whites (like Sauternes or Loupiac); this can be particularly useful when trying to decide which of the 57 wine appellations to focus on in your exploration. The wine-oriented tourist office can then put you on the right path with itineraries and tour details. You can also make purchases at the Vinothèque opposite.

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  • Address: 8 cours du XXX-Juillet, Bordeaux, 33000 | Map It
  • Phone: 05–56–00–22–85
  • Hours: Bar, Mon.–Sat. 11–10
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  • Location: Bordeaux
Updated: 04-01-2013

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    Learn about Wines from the Experts!

    Took the 2 hour introduction to wine tasting course at the Maison du Vin and it was terrific! Learned lots in just a couple of hours and sampled some lovely wines. Our class had people from all over the world and so getting to know them was great too.

    by tansay, 3/1/09

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