Bordeaux and the Wine Country Sights

École du Vin de Bordeaux

  • 8 cours du XXX-Juillet Map It
  • Bordeaux
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Published 06/25/2015

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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 École du Vin. Run by the CIVB (Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bordeaux, which oversees the Bordeaux wine trade), this school offers two-hour wine appreciation workshops (€39) as well as intensive programs and summer courses for professionals. The on-site Le Bar à Vin 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 during your trip. You can also make purchases at the school's Vinothèque. Further info is available right across the street at the city tourist office.

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8 cours du XXX-Juillet, Bordeaux, 33000, France

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  • Bar Mon.–Sat. 11–10; see school website for workshop schedules

Published 06/25/2015


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