WINE TASTINGS AT HOME IN THE DORDOGNE
HOW TO CHOOSE A GOOD WINE AT A GOOD PRICE WHILST HOLIDAYING IN THE DORDOGNE
So, you’ve arrived in the Dordogne and decided to purchase a few bottles of wine. Where to start? You have stopped off at a “Cave” such as Julian de Savignac in Le Bugue or you find yourself staring at rows upon rows of hundreds of bottles at the Intermache. There is such an enormous choice of possible great local wines; from beautiful Bordeaux Reds, St Emillion whites, Percharment and Bergerac wines, not to mention so many choices from all over France!
Bottling at the source
Home wine tastings with food pairing, may be for you. Max, our local sommelier will take you through a variety of wines at home or should you prefer to visit a few local vineyards and their wineries. This can be arranged too.
- 2 White Bergerac wines
- 1 Rose
- 3 Red varietals – Bergerac and Percharment which are both very specific to this region
- 1 Sweet wine – Montbazillac wine which one drinks while enjoying some delicious foie gras
- Plus “guess the type of wine”. Using black wine glasses, we simply ask you to decide if its red or white. It’s harder than you think!
- You will also get to try a variety of wines with various food tasters – you will learn which wines go with which food types.
Tastings usually take place Monday to Friday, from 18.00-20.00. The tasting sheets are provided by Max, along with wine glasses and delicious food pairing options.
Max is Duck & Truffle’s wine specialist. He has more than 25 years experience in Relais & Châteaux and Michelin-starred restaurants across Europe and the Far-East. Thanks to his travelling he is multi-lingual in 5 languages (Italian, English, French, German and Spanish – plus a little Japanese!) and has a passion for food and wine.
“I’ve always been surrounded by wine – I grew up on a vineyard in Piedmont, North-West Italy and now live in the heart of the Dordogne surrounded by Bergerac wines. I’ve had the opportunity to taste and visit some of the best, and also lesser known vineyards of these regions. As well as living in and around vineyards, I’ve worked in the food and wine industry for over 25 years and passed a sommelier course in Italy. In 2016, I changed my profession and no longer work in restaurants giving me more time to share my wine passion through Duck & Truffle”. ref www.duckandtruffle.com
The price quoted below are for groups up to 10 people. We are more than happy to accommodate larger groups. Please email Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quotation.
The price is fixed for up to 10 people covering 8 wines – €230. “So if there are only 2 of youth price will remain the same. This is because we will still open 8 wines!”
The price quoted is for groups up to 10 people. We are more than happy to accommodate larger groups. Please email Emma at email@example.com for a quotation.
A Guide to Exploring the Dordogne
Most visitors to the Dordogne enjoy visiting the surrounding villages, all within a good walk or cycle distance away. To make your stay more enjoyable we have created a guide to exploring the area with les Chouettes, The French Country Cottages as your base.