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Wine 101: Bordeaux


A Thru the Vines 101 Series Workshop

Trying to navigate through any of the complex French Wine regions is hard.

It’s enough to make you just ignore them, and move on to what is easier. But some things are worth figuring out. Bordeaux is one of them.

In this Wine 101 Series Course, we traverse the basics so that you don’t miss out on the pleasures it has to offer. Because there are many! Here we will try to help you not be frightened by one of the most famous French Wine Regions. The home to some of your favorite grape varieties:: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.

What's Covered

Wait, really?

French home to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.

What is fine wine?

How can a wine that can be so expensive offer some of the best values of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the world?

Just Reds, right?

In fact, a world's best value and expressions of Sauvignon Blanc.

Left Bank vs. Right Bank

Understand these terms and why they are important.

Private In-Home Classes & Workshops with an intimate, interactive and engaging experience.


Students get hands-on experience with a selection of wines that are covered and discussed in class.


Food pairings are served to explore underlying tastes and learn how, and why, food affects your wine experience.


Know where to go and what you’re looking for with professional advice on your next wine selection.

Get Started.


Ready to organize an event or in-home wine workshop?