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Cardiff - Southern France growers - Walkaround tasting
We're delighted to be welcoming producers and representatives to showcase the wines found in Southern France for this tasting.
Did you know that if you were to try one new wine every evening, it would take you eight years to taste your way across the wine regions of France?!
There’s more to this vast, vine-carpeted country than Bordeaux, Champagne, the Loire and the Rhône, and for sheer originality and good value, its less travelled wine routes, especially those in the South, beg to be explored. The south-western regions of Cahors, Gaillac, Bergerac and Madiran, with their stylistic nod to neighbouring Bordeaux, have a charm all their own and the sweet wines of Monbazillac are eminently affordable alternatives to Sauternes. Further to the south-east the Languedoc-Roussillon, a huge region which produces more wine than the entire of Australia, offers fantastic value for money with rich reds and whites made from carignan, cinsault, maccabeu and clairette.
Provence, traditionally famous for its beautifully perfumed pinks, is now becoming increasingly renowned for its rich reds and fragrant whites and not to forget Corsica, part of France, but very much its own man with characterful indigenous grapes like nielluccio and scacciarello.
Add to these the reds and rosés of the mountainous Auvergne region, appreciated in France but rarely outside and we’d say we have a real tasting on our hands!
We are delighted to be joined by a host of producers and representatives from these dynamic regions as this informal walkaround event brings together some of France’s best regional producers, including Laplace from Madiran, Cave Saint-Verny from the Auvergne, and Domaine Tariquet from Gascony.
We do hope that you will be able to join us.
These events are all about ensuring our members get to taste as many of our wines as possible. They vary in size and theme, but all provide a relaxed environment for our members to guide their own tasting with a glass and booklet provided on arrival. Whether you want to discover something new, reconnect with an old favourite or try a wine you’d never ordinarily approach, then our walkaround tastings could be for you.
Do you send physical tickets or is it all e-tickets?
We no longer send out physical tickets for our events. An email confirming registration will be sent to the member who has purchased the ticket(s) and this email can be used as confirmation upon arrival at the event.
Can I bring a non-member?
Yes. Tickets must be booked by a member, but you are welcome to bring non-member guests.
Do I need to know lots about wine to attend?
Absolutely not! Our events target a range of experience and knowledge levels, and we try to make this clear on our event pages. If you’re unsure if an event is for you, simply contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to help.
Do I get a discount on wines after events?
After our ‘in person’ events, we offer attendees a 10% discount on the wines we have shown, subject to availability. You will be provided with a private code after attending the event to redeem the discount
What is your cancellation policy?
Full details on our cancellation policy can be found here.
Can I join a waiting list for sold out events?
Yes. Please do feel free to join our waiting lists for sold out events. If tickets become available you will be contacted by email.