Masterclasses

Want to find out more about the most prestigious Bordeaux crus?

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 6th edition of eat! BRUSSELS, drink! BORDEAUX and take part in the Masterclasses dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Pessac-Léognan appellation and the classified Saint-Emilion Grands Crus.

Comfortably installed in the Salle des Guichets of the BIP building, let yourself be guided through two emblematic regions of wine production in Bordeaux. Each 90-minute Masterclass is run by a wine professional who offers a presentation on the region, followed by a tasting session of 6 wines.

  • Saturday 9 September 2017 at 4 pm

  • Theme: Special Masterclass to celebrate 30 years of the Pessac-Léognan appellation
    Duration: An hour and a half
    Price per person: €50/person (pre-sale) - €55/person (on site). Prices include entrance fee and tasting of 3 Pessac-Léognan white wines and 3 Pessac-Léognan red wines
    Place: BIP (Salle des Guichets) - Rue Royale, 2-4 - 1000 Brussels
    Number of available spots: 50 spots
    Languages: French and English
    Masterclass commented by: Mrs Isabelle Audouin, instructor at the Ecole du Vin in Bordeaux
    DescriptionDiscover the Pessac-Léognan wines, wines of great character

    Located on the southern edge of the Bordeaux conurbation, Pessac-Léognan was undoubtedly the birthplace of winemaking in Bordeaux 2000 years ago. For the 30th anniversary of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, we offer you an exceptional tasting of a selection of the appellation’s red and white wines.

    Isabelle Audouin, accredited instructor at the Ecole du Vin in Bordeaux, will share her passion for Pessac-Léognan wines and will guide you through your tasting session. She will also introduce you to the famous classified Crus of Graves.

    Tasting of Pessac-Léognan appellation white wines:

    • Château La Louvière, 2012
    • Château Le Sartre, 2010
    • Château Carbonnieux, Cru Classé de Graves, 2014

    Tasting of Pessac-Léognan appellation red wines:

    • Château de France,2014
    • Château de Rouillac, 2012
    • Château Latour-Martillac, Cru Classé de Graves, 2005

    More information on the Pessac Léognan appellation: www.pessac-leognan.com

  • Saturday 9 September 2017 at 6.30 pm

  • Theme: Masterclass for classified Saint-Emilion Grand Crus
    Duration: An hour and a half
    Price per person: €50/person (pre-sale) - €55/person (on site). Prices include entrance fee and tasting of 6 classified Saint-Emilion Grands Crus
    Place: BIP (Salle des Guichets) - Rue Royale, 2-4 - 1000 Brussels
    Number of available spots: 50 spots
    Languages: French
    Masterclass commented by: Fabrizio BUCELLA
    DescriptionTreat yourself to a trip to the mythical Saint-Emilion vineyard!

    As you approach Saint-Emilion, before you enter the medieval town itself, you are already struck by the alliance between vine and stone. The vineyard scales hillsides, covers mounds and plateaus, stretches as far as the moat of Saint-Emilion and even creeps into the heart of the medieval town that was founded in the 18th century by monk Hermit Emilion. Treat yourself to a trip into the heart of the Saint-Emilion vineyard, the first viticultural landscape to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover the prestigious classified Saint-Emilion Grands Crus.

    Fabrizio BUCELLA will present the region of Saint-Emilion for 90 minutes and will offer a commented tasting of a selection of 6 classified Saint-Emilion Grands Crus :

    • Château La Dominique, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, 2013
    • Château Fonroque, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, 2012
    • Château Balestard La Tonnelle, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, 2012
    • Château Faurie de Souchard, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, 2012
    • Château Villemaurine, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, 2011
    • Château Laniote, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, 2007

    More information on the classified Saint-Emilion Grand Crus: www.vins-saint-emilion.com