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: 

    •  Classified Red and White Graves Crus of the 2014 Vintage - Thursday 6 September 2018 at 7.30 pm
    • The great Médoc wines, through various fine vintages - Friday September 7th 2018 at 7.30 pm
    • Classified Saint-Emilion Grands Crus - Saturday 8 September 2018 at 3.00 pm
    • Great sweet Bordeaux wines - Saturday 8 September 2018 at 6.30 pm 

    Duration: 1h30
    Price - Online pre-sale:

    • €50 per person
    • 06/09, 07/09, 08/09 & 09/09 : until 12 pm

    Price on site: €55 per person - on the day (at the agenda.brussels desk of the BIP):

    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

  • Reds and Whites from the Crus Classés de Graves in the 2014 vintage - Thursday 6 September 2018 at 19:30

    Come and discover the Crus Classés de Graves, the birthplace of Bordeaux wines, which has been upholding the tradition of excellence for close to a millennium. Fourteen domains, which have always remained family-owned properties, make up this selection of crus which is classed both for its red and white wines. 

  • Language: French
    Masterclass presented by: Tristan Kressmann and Isabelle Audouin-Wastin
    Tastings:

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

    Book your masterclass "Reds and Whites from the Crus Classés de Graves in the 2014 vintage"

  • 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 Chasse-Spleen, Moulis en Médoc, 2005
    • Château Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc, 2011, Grand Cru Classé since 1855
    • Château Fonbadet, Pauillac, 2012, Cru Bourgeois
    • Château Cantenac Brown, Margaux, 2012, Grand Cru Classé since 1855
    • Château Rollan de By, Médoc, 2015, Cru Bourgeois
    • Château La Haye, Saint-Estèphe, 2015, Cru Bourgeois
  • The Saint-Emilion Grands Crus Classés - Saturday 8 September 2018 at 15:00

    Treat yourself to 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. Make the most of this rare opportunity to taste six classified Saint-Emilion Grands Crus and explore the aromatic richness of their star grape variety, Merlot.

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

    This unique masterclass reveals the magical pairings of a selection of great sweet Bordeaux wines with mature Belgian cheeses from Brussels master cheesemaker Julien Hazard.

  • 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