Masterclasses

Whether you’re a knowledgeable amateur or a novice who’s curious to learn more about the most prestigious Bordeaux crus, make the most of the 7th edition of eat! BRUSSELS, drink! BORDEAUX and take part in the Masterclasses.

Comfortably sat in the Salle des Guichets of the BIP building, let yourself be guided through the  emblematic regions of wine production in Bordeaux. These masterclass last 1h30 and are run by a wine professional who offers a presentation on the region, followed by a tasting session of wines. 

  • Practical information 

    Themes & dates: 

    •  Les Crus Classés de Graves - Thursday 6 September 2018 at 7.30 pm
    • The great Médoc wines, through various fine vintages - Friday September 7th 2018 at 7.30 pm
    • The Grands Crus Classés de Saint-Emilion - Saturday 8 September 2018 at 3.00 pm
    • Sweet Bordeaux wines - Saturday 8 September 2018 at 6.30 pm 

    Duration: 1h30
    Price:

    • Pre-sale: €50 per person
    • Sale on site, on the day (at the agenda.brussels desk of the BIP): €55 per person<

    Your ticket includes entry and tasting of 6 Grands Crus Classés de Saint-Emilion.
    Venue: BIP (Salle des Guichets) – Rue Royale, 2-4 – 1000 Brussels
    Number of spots available: 40

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  • The Crus Classés de Graves - Thursday 6 September 2018 at 19:30

    This masterclass is run by a wine professional who offers a presentation on the region, followed by a tasting session of 6 wines. Make the most of this rare opportunity to taste both rare and exceptional wines and treat yourself to a sensory journey to the heart of the terroir of the Crus Classés de Graves.

  • Language: French
    Masterclass presented by: to be announced
    Tastings:

    • Château Bouscaut 2014
    • Château Olivier 2014
    • Château Couhins 2014
    • Château Carbonnieux 2014
    • Château Latour-Martillac 2014
    • Château Malartic-Lagravière 2014

    Book your masterclass "The Crus Classés de Graves"

  • The great Médoc wines, through various fine vintages - Friday September 7th 2018 at 7.30 pm

    Set off on a journey to discover the major terroir and grand vins of Médoc through several famous properties and located in 6 different Médoc appellations. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover or rediscover the 2005, 2011, 2012 and even 2015 vintages, which will show the evolutionary and aging potential of wines from Médoc.

  • Language: French
    Masterclass presented by: Fabrizio Bucella
    Tastings:

    • Château Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc, 2011, Grand Cru Classé since 1855
    • Château Cantenac Brown, Margaux, 2012, Grand Cru Classé since 1855
    • Château Rollan de By, Médoc, 2015, Cru Bourgeois
    • Château Chasse-Spleen, Moulis en Médoc, 2005
    • Château Fonbadet, Pauillac, 2012, Cru Bourgeois
    • Château La Haye, Saint-Estèphe, 2015, Cru Bourgeois

    Book your masterclass "The great Médoc wines, through various fine vintages"

  • The Grands Crus Classés de Saint-Emilion - Saturday 8 September 2018 at 15:00

    This masterclass offers a sensory journey to the heart of the vineyards of Saint-Emilion, the first wine region to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

  • Language: French
    Masterclass presented by: Fabrizio Bucella
    Tastings:

    • Château Soutard, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, 2014
    • Château Fleur Cardinale, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, 2012
    • Château La Couspaude, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, 2011
    • Château Grand Corbin, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, 2010
    • Château Guadet Saint-Julien, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, 2008
    • Château Canon La Gaffelière, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, 2007

    Book your masterclass "The Grands Crus Classés de Saint-Emilion"

  • Sweet Bordeaux wines - Saturday 8 September 2018 at 18:30

    Let yourself be guided through this discovery of Sweet Bordeaux wines and how they pair with great Belgian cheeses. Isabelle de Bordeaux, an expert wine conference speaker and an authority on sweet Bordeaux wines, will present her unique sweet Bordeaux and cheese pairings thanks to a selection of matured Belgian cheeses by Brussels master cheesemaker Julien Hazard. What’s in store? A delightful gourmet moment centred around two extraordinary products that are the pride of their local terroir: sheep, goat and cow’s cheeses enjoyed with great Cadillac and Sainte Croix du Mont wines, and even 1855 classified grand crus like Château Suduirant.

  • Language: French
    Masterclass presented by: Isabelle de Bordeaux
    In partnership with Brussels master cheesemaker Julien Hazard
    Tastings:

    • Florence Provençale from the Province of Limburg (organic raw goat’s milk cheese) served with a Château de Myrat AOC Barsac 2012 2ème Grand Cru Classé
    • Roux des Carmes from the Province of Liège (raw sheep’s milk cheese) served with a Château Birot AOC Cadillac 2015
    • Rompi (sheep’s milk cheese) served with a Château la Grave AOC Sainte Croix du Mont 2010
    • Herve AOP ½ from Battice in the Province of Liège (raw cow’s milk cheese) served with a Château de Malle AOC Sauternes 2010 1er Grand Cru Classé
    • Le Valet from the Province of Liège (organic raw cow’s milk cheese) served with a Château Raymond Lafon AOC Sauternes 2011
    • Grevenbroecker from Achel in the Province of Limburg (raw cow’s milk blue cheese) served with a Château Suduiraut AOC Sauternes 2011 1er Grand Cru Classé

    Book your masterclass "Sweet Bordeaux wines"