French & Wine For Professionals

Aims / Programme
Schedule / prices
Enrolment

Programme designed for professionals of the wine industry!
Oenologists, wine seller, sommeliers… or wine lover? If you already have a strong knowledge of the wine industry, this programme is made for you
!

This programme will allow you to deepen your knowledge of Oenology, combining theoretical and practical workshops.You will discover the sparkling wines and spirits of France and visit some of the most beautiful Castles of the region.

Package

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  • 20 French lessons per week (15 hours), Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 12.45pm

  • 2 technical workshops + 3 excursions to Castles + immersion in a French winery:

  • Latest updates on the wine industry worldwide

  • Bordeaux and its primeurs and wholesalers system

  • Champagne: Sparkling wine production

  • French classification of wines

  • Comparison of the different vintages depending on the country

4 sessions available over the year, referred to a public of professionals in oenology.
Workshops provided in French, A2 level minimum required.

Accomodation and activities

A dedicated accommodation service (host families, residences, hotels…).

A comprehensive activity programme to discover Bordeaux.

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Useful Information

LEVEL REQUIRED:
A2 level minimum

NUMBER OF STUDENTS:
12 maximum for the French lessons

MINIMUM AGE :
18 years old

Timetable*

Monday:  2pm – 5pm
COURSE

The wine industry, the French classification and the different vintages

Brief recap of the knowledge of the wine industry

 
Latest updates on the wine industry worldwide

Bordeaux and its primeurs and wholesalers system

The wine terroirs in France

The French classification of wines

Wine tasting: Compare the different vintages depending on the country of origin

Tuesday: 2pm – 5pm
COURSE

Other spirits

Theoretical workshop on the production of Champagne and other sparkling wines

Making of Cognac, Armagnac and tasting session

Wednesday: 2pm – 5pm
EXCURSION

Pauillac Region
Visit of a Castle (more info on arrival)

Pauillac region is located north of Bordeaux along the Gironde estuary. Capital city of the Médoc region, it has 18 classified “grands crus” since 1855, among those, 3 are Premium Classified Grands Crus: Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild, Latour and Mouton-Rothschild.

Visit of a Castle and wine tastin

Thursday: 2pm – 6.30pm
EXCURSION

Pomerol & Saint-Emilion region

Visit of a Castle (more info on arrival)

Contrary to the Graves and Saint-Emilion appellations, Pomerol hasn’t been included in the classification made in 1855, nevertheless it has a worldwide known reputation. The Pomerol region is located north of Libourne, 50km to the East of Bordeaux.

Visit of the Castle and tasting session.

At the end of this guided visit you will walk around Saint-Emilion where you will be able to admire the bell tower at the top of this UNESCO World Heritage medieval village

Friday: 2.30pm – 6pm
EXCURSION

Visit of the BUSQUET Castle + practical workshop

Our oenologist will give you a private tour of the family owned castle of Busquet. A great opportunity to go behind the scenes, learn the story of the Robin family and discover the every day life of a vineyard of the Bordeaux region.

You will participate to the production (workshop varies depending on the season): vine pruning, vine leaf stripping, vine thinning, wine making.

At the end of this workshop, you will receive your diploma “Master Bacchus”…


*The course timetable and schedule are given as an indication and can be modified if necessary.

Schedule

French & Wine For Professionals

French lessons

20 general French lessons

Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 12.45 pm

 

Level : A2 level minimum


Dates of courses in 2015:

Reservation subject to availabilities. Check with the school France Langue Bordeaux.

20 French lessons per week + 2 technical workshops + 3 excursions to Castles + immersion in a French winery

Price for one week

895 €

+ Registration fee (valid for 1 year in all France Langue schools): 80 €